The Maelfa Regeneration Scheme

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Introduction

The Maelfa Regeneration Scheme is a multi-million pound project to transform the area into a new, vibrant heart for the Llanedeyrn community. The scheme has two elements and is being progressed in tandem. It has been divided into 2 projects covering the Maelfa estate;

1.Redevelopment of the Maelfa Shopping Centre

2.Refurbishment of the Maelfa Tower Block.

1. Maelfa Shopping Centre

The Maelfa Shopping Centre was built in the 1970’s and provides an important community and shopping facility for the surrounding residential areas in Llanedeyrn. A plan was agreed to address issues of the poor shopping environment and high levels of empty retail units.

Proposal

The redevelopment scheme will deliver:

• Nine new shop units, which will be let on commercial terms and managed by the Council;
• New parking, pedestrian crossings and public spaces;
• 54 affordable apartments and houses, managed by CCHA;
• 57 houses for sale delivered by Persimmon Homes.

Cardiff Community Housing Association (CCHA) are the developers and a phased programme of redevelopment is taking place over the next 3 years. The appointed contractor is Jehu Project Services.

Whats Happening Now?

Phase 1 works commenced in March 2017 and involved the demolition of the southern section of the existing shopping centre and the rebuild of the new shopping units, apartments and houses.
The northern part of the existing shopping centre remains open for business, and all access will be from the entrance opposite The Powerhouse.

Phase 2 works will commence early 2019 and this will involve the final part of the shopping centre being demolished once the current traders have been moved to the new retail units, and the town houses have been constructed.

Contact Details
For further information on the Maelfa Shopping Centre, please contact Rebecca Hooper at Rebecca.Hooper@cardiff.gov.uk or 02920 376570.  You can also contact us directly by clicking here

 

2. The Maelfa Tower Block

The Maelfa Tower Block is currently undergoing external refurbishment. The works aim to be completed in early 2019.

 The building works include:

• cleaning external brickwork
• Replacement UPVC windows throughout
• Refurbishment of existing balconies

The ground floor is being remodeled with a new entrance, improvements to bin stores and a creation of space for community uses.

Contact Details

For further information on the Maelfa Tower Block, please contact John Holloman at john.holloman@cardiff.gov.uk or 02920 376570.  You can also contact us directly by clicking here

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