Cardiff Bay

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Cardiff Bay

  1. 1. Cardiff Bay (Use multimap)
  2. 18. Introduction <ul><li>One of the most successful redevelopment schemes in UK </li></ul><ul><li>15 year waterfront development programme </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure, houses, business, retail </li></ul>
  3. 19. Original use <ul><li>Start of 20 th Century busiest coal port in world </li></ul><ul><li>Declined due to deindustrialisation and closure of Welsh coal mines </li></ul><ul><li>By 1980s – dereliction and decay, high unemployment locally </li></ul>
  4. 20. Scale of project <ul><li>Cardiff Bay Development Corporation set up in 1987 to regenerate 1,100 hectares (2700 football pitches) </li></ul><ul><li>£2.4 billion </li></ul><ul><li>1:4 ratio of public to private money </li></ul><ul><li>Also wanted to connect city centre with the waterfront – distance of about a mile </li></ul>
  5. 21. Barrage <ul><li>Major feature is Cardiff Bay Barrage to enclose a clean fresh water area to act as centrepiece to the development </li></ul><ul><li>Europe’s largest city centre waterfront – 13 km of waterfront around the bay </li></ul>
  6. 22. End of UDC <ul><li>The UDC ended in 2000 and responsibility now lies with Welsh Assembly which has its new building on the waterfront in Cardiff Bay </li></ul>
  7. 23. Achievements to date <ul><li>See handout </li></ul><ul><li>Also Welsh assembly building and Wales Millennium Centre – an arts and cultural centre </li></ul>
  8. 24. Future Developments <ul><li>More shops, businesses, houses etc </li></ul><ul><li>£700 m International Sports’ Village </li></ul><ul><li>Ferry Road peninsular – Business Park which may employ up to 3000 people. </li></ul>

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