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Apartments plan for Cardiff office building


An office building in Cardiff has been lined up to be redeveloped into apartments.Cardiff-based coworking space and private office community Desg has brought forward proposals for 8 Cathedral Road, Pontcanna.Proposed is a mixed-use redevelopment involving the retention of existing office space together with the erection of a five-storey rear extension to provide nine residential apartments.Lined up also is the conversion of the upper two floors of the existing office building into residential use. The first and and second floor office space will be retained and updated to “meet the modern needs of office occupiers”.There would also be a new top floor and roof garden, landscape design, car parking, access and ancillary works.The office building is mid-20th century in a commercial/Brutalist style.A design and access statement submitted as part of the application to Cardiff Council said: “The scheme has been subjected to a radical re-think to provide a smaller scheme that still retains an element of commercial viability, but which also addresses all the concerns raised over the original scheme.”The redesigned scheme has now undergone a significant design reappraisal. This has been met with a positive response from discussions and feedback from the officers involved.”