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BBC Broadcasting House and Ty Oldfield Llandaff

Llantrisant Road - Llandaff - Cardiff - CF5 2YQ

Proposed residential development of 364 new homes in Llandaff, Cardiff

  • Overview


    Taylor Wimpey have acquired the land for a total of 364 new homes at the former BBC studious in Llandaff, Cardiff.

  • About the site

    About the site

    The sites is located either side of Llantrisant Road which is the main artery route into Cardiff from the north. The site has direct access to Cardiff city centre which is approximately 2 miles from the site.  

    There are a large number of trees on the site, many of which have Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs). Our design of the scheme will seek to retain as many of the existing trees as possible. The site is very well connected to public transport, local footpaths and cycleways. Given the proximity of the River Taff corridor the site has been assessed for its ecological value. The habitat value within the site is principally associated with the trees and potential for use by bats. On the southern part of the site is the Victorian Lodge a well -preserved Grade II Listed Building.

  • What's proposed

    What's proposed?

    The proposed development will consist of 364 new homes with a mix of 1, 2 and 3 and 4 bedroom accommodation. 20% of the site will be affordable housing.

    The site will be designed to provide an interesting, legible and safe residential development for people to live in. A bespoke response is required to the design of this site, focusing on placemaking to create a distinct identity.


    Figure 1 - Proposed Masterplan

    BBC Aerial View

    Figure 2 - Aerial View of Proposed Development

    Central Square

    Figure 3 - Proposed Street Scene

    Central Square 2

    Figure 4 - Proposed Street Scene 

    Access/footpaths/cycle links

    The proposed development will use the existing points of access into the site from Llantrisant Road. The proposed development will provide new public links to Bridge Road and the Taff Trail to the north and to existing development to the south, improving the cycle and pedestrian network for existing residents. We will aim to provide and improve safe and accessible connections from the site to existing links to schools, local facilities and services. The site will be more accessible than it is at present.

  • Community

    Community Benefits

    The proposals will generate a number of social and economic benefits to the local area. Whilst BBC will be leaving the area it is staying in Cardiff which is good news for the city. In place of BBC, a new community will be formed in a high quality environment.

    Community Benefits

    A number of financial contributions will be made to the local community as part of the development. These will be secured through a legal agreement known as a Section 106 Agreement.

    Affordable Homes

    The proposals could include 20% affordable homes to meet local housing needs, a mix of tenures and occupiers.

    Job Creation and Economic Benefits

    Research by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has found that every new home built leads directly to the creation of 1.5 full time jobs on site for the duration of the build. Taylor Wimpey use local contractors across multiple skilled trades to build their new homes.

    New housing and house building contributes to the regional and local economy through both direct and indirect employment. New residents occupying the new homes would help support existing, and help develop, new services in Llandaff, benefiting the High Street and local facilities.

  • Updates


    A reserved matters planning permission was granted in November 2016.

    Transaction completed and taken ownership April 2021.