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Ninian Park, Cardiff


We were appointed to take the design of this unique site from planning to a create a development worthy of its location.

The Brief

Ninian Park was once the football ground for the Cardiff City (The Bluebirds). Since it was demolished in 2009, the site was sold to Redrow Homes.

The development needed to consist of private ownership and housing association units, with 142 dwellings of varying sizes that needed to be completed.

The scheme needed a detailed master plan upfront that considered the security of the site as a priority. This would allow the project to be in line a ‘Secure by Design’ ethos.

Our Solution

This huge project required sensitive and decisive steps in order to focus on making it a sustainable community. We wanted the space to create a sense of belonging for every inhabitants, comfortably embedding the scheme with the local community.

As a key priority, the designs we developed needed to achieve a minimum Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, helping to meet targets for the local area.

We worked closely with Redrow Homes to ensure we were achieving a quality finish that embraced a contemporary look.

Overall, Ninian Park has an innovative finish that creates a community within an iconic landmark.

Lawray has been a partner of the Corporation of the Church House for over 20 years and in that time has been heavily involved in several large refurbishment projects. The team’s knowledge and skills have proved invaluable in the areas of design, planning and project administration. When redeveloping a listed property, Lawray have ensured that they treat the architecture with sympathy whilst producing space that is effective for modern day requirements. Lawray continues to work closely with our in-house team on forthcoming projects and we would have no hesitation in recommending their work to others.

Mr Ian Bessant, Facilities Manager

The Corporation of Church House (Aug 2013)