We're over halfway through the year and 2022 has already seen some major changes in our capital city. These exciting schemes are making Cardiff an even more desirable place to live and will certainly have a positive impact on housing prices and demand. Let’s take a look at a few of our favourite projects in the pipeline
- Cardiff Bay Arena - Without doubt, one of the biggest and most exciting projects set to transform the city is the news of a new indoor arena being built in Cardiff Bay. The 17,000-capacity complex will sit within Atlantic Wharf and work is due to begin this summer. While it won’t be open until 2025, creating a world-class arena is a huge boost to the already vibrant Bay and we can’t wait to go along to our first big concert there!
- Central Square – Cardiff will finally have a fully functioning bus station after being without one since 2015. Work started on the bus interchange in 2019 and is set for completion by the end of this year, opening to the public next summer. The development will also include apartments, office space and retail units, so stay tuned to hear which shops we can peruse while waiting for the 24 or 63 bus home!
- Central Quay – Occupying the former Brains Brewery site, this exciting waterfront regeneration scheme will create around 1,000 new homes, a ‘corporate campus’ of office space, plus recognised bars and restaurants. There is also talk of a possible walkway across the River Taff linking the centre to Grangetown. While we were sad when Brains closed its doors, it is heartening to see the iconic site given a new lease of life.
- International Sports Village – The sports village, which is already home to the white water canoeing and kayaking centre, ice skating rink and swimming pool, looks set to extend its offering to include a Velodrome, closed road circuit and outdoor BMX track. Huge news for cycling enthusiasts, Geraint Thomas-wannabes, Tour-de-France fans, and yet another great attraction for the waterfront venue.
Living in an area which benefits from constant investment obviously makes it more desirable, which is good news all round; if you’re looking to sell, it will likely increase your property value, and if you’re looking to buy, you know you’re buying in a prime location.
Cardiff has some huge projects on the go at the moment, and the landscape is continually changing for the better. We can’t wait to see what the next few years holds for our city.