The Maelfa Regeneration Scheme
The Maelfa Regeneration Scheme is a multi-million pound project to transform the area into a new, vibrant heart for the Llanedeyrn community.
Cardiff Community Housing Association (CCHA) has been appointed as developers and a phased programme of redevelopment is taking place over the next 3 years. The appointed contractor is Jehu Project Services.
The redevelopment scheme will deliver:
- Nine new shops, 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.
Phase 1 works commenced in March 2017 and involves the demolition of the southern section of the existing shopping centre. This work has almost been completed. Foundation work for the new parade of shops with apartments above is due to commence shortly. The northern wing will remain open for business, and all access will be from the entrance opposite The Powerhouse.
Two other projects are being undertaken to complete the regeneration scheme:
The Powerhouse is being extended and converted as part of the Council’s Community Hubs programme, to provide a range of advice and information services as well as replacement library and police accommodation. The hub opened to the public on Monday 31st July.
The Maelfa high-rise flats are to be refurbished. The ground floor is being remodelled with a new entrance, improvements to bin stores and community uses. Other refurbishments are currently under review and further information will be available in due course.