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Ninian Park, Cardiff

Synopsis

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.

I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to comment on the contribution made by Lawray Architects to the recently completed Combined Services Centre in Llandrindod Wells. As lead consultants on a project with three separate stakeholders, their role was always going to be challenging. I was however, very impressed by the professional manner in which they succeeded not only in delivering a quality final product, but also in balancing with skill and patience the competing demands of their three ‘clients ’throughout both the planning and construction phases of the project. From a Dyfed Powys Police perspective, we were very satisfied with the design solutions offered and the ensuing facilities have received complimentary comments from the occupants

Perry Simpson. Capital Projects Manager

Dyfed Powys Police