Trade Street, Cardiff

CLIENT: Portabella Homes

VALUE: £12m +

ROLE: Employers Agent & Cost Management

EXPEDITE are engaged to provide Employers Agent & Cost Management on a mixed-use scheme featuring 97 luxury flats and commercial units. The scheme comprises a mix of one- and two-bedroom flats in an L-shaped six-storey block and a ten-storey 'tower'.The scheme forms part of Cardiff's wider regeneration plans for this part of the city which is seeing transformation plans come forward,

EXPEDITE have a long standing relationship with Portabella and are working together on many other sites in the Capital.

The new commercial units have been designed to provide a more "lively" street scene and offers space for smaller businesses to grow.

Peter Reilly, commercial director at Portabella, said:

"The development will ‘break the mould’ of the prevailing approach to recent medium-rise residential schemes in Cardiff because it seeks to reinforce and recreate a historical location and to make as much play of the sense of place it creates as the architecture itself."

Image credit: Taken from design and access statement prepared by CW Architects, with thank


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