Callaghan Square Cardiff, Welsh Building, Architect, Project, News

Cardiff Office Building, Wales : Callaghan Square

Office Development in South Wales – design by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Callaghan Square Cardiff

Callaghan Square office complex – six buildings

Location: Cardiff, south Wales

Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Callaghan Square is a large public plaza in Cardiff, and was previously known as Bute Square.

Submitted for outline planning permission Jan 2009
Cost: £160m
Area: 46,500sqm
Developer: MEPC Cardiff Investments
Site: brownfield

Callaghan Square was developed as part of a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) scheme to link central Cardiff with Cardiff Bay.

In 1998 the development had been considered as a location for the new home of the National Assembly for Wales. The site was rejected due to the risks associated with a complex PFI scheme. It was also felt that the site would be too small and dominated by traffic.

A statue of the 2nd Marquess of Bute was relocated to the square in 2000.

Feilden Clegg Bradley


Location: Callaghan Square, Cardiff, Wales

Cardiff Buildings

Welsh Architecture – Selection

National Assembly for Wales
Richard Rogers Partnership
National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Library Building
Design: BDP Architects
Cardiff Library Building

Welsh Architect

National Assembly for Wales Photos

Welsh building : Galeri Creative Enterprise Centre

Website: Wales

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