Date: Thursday 19 February 2015
We have unveiled the first images of our proposed new homes development on the site of the BBC’s main headquarters in Wales.
We’ve released an initial layout plan along with computer-generated sketches of how the planned residential scheme of around 400 houses and apartments could take shape at BBC Cymru Wales’ Broadcasting House in Cardiff.
Gareth Hawke, Land Director for Taylor Wimpey South Wales, says: “It’s a great privilege to be working on such a prestigious project, and we have appointed an experienced professional design team to help us deliver an exceptional-quality development that we’re confident will be a real asset to the local community.’’
We exchanged contracts with the BBC at the end of January to purchase the proposed development site, which covers approximately 17.5 acres and incorporates Broadcasting House and its grounds along with the Ty Oldfield premises on the opposite side of Llantrisant Road. The Lodge, a listed building on the Ty Oldfield site, will be retained.
Following our public consultation which took place on Thursday 12th February, we will prepare an outline planning application to establish the principle of residential development on the site for submission to Cardiff Council in the coming months.
Subject to planning approval, work is expected to start on site in 2018, when the BBC is due to relocate to its new headquarters. The development is expected to include a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments and three, four and five-bedroom houses. 20% of the homes will be provided as affordable properties, in line with emerging Cardiff Council LDP requirements.