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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 are an organisation which is committed to delivery without exception to quality. They are a well organised team with an excellent record in dealing with all levels of client in a complex organisation. Impressive design outcomes and a ‘can do’ attitude only provide benefit to projects they have been involved with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lawray to any organisation.

Mike Ellery, Velindre