The Maelfa Regeneration Scheme



Introduction

The Maelfa Regeneration Scheme is a multi-million pound project to transform the area into a new, vibrant heart for the Llanedeyrn community. The scheme has two elements and is being progressed in tandem. It has been divided into 2 projects covering the Maelfa estate;

1.Redevelopment of the Maelfa Shopping Centre

2.Refurbishment of the Maelfa Tower Block.

1. Maelfa Shopping Centre

The Maelfa Shopping Centre was built in the 1970’s and provided an important community and shopping facility for the surrounding residential areas in Llanedeyrn. A plan was agreed to address issues of the poor shopping environment and high levels of empty retail units.

 

Proposal

The redevelopment scheme will deliver:

• Nine new shop units, which will be let on commercial terms and managed by the Council;
• New parking, pedestrian crossings and public spaces;
• 54 affordable apartments and houses, managed by CCHA;
• 57 houses for sale delivered by Persimmon Homes.

Cardiff Community Housing Association (CCHA) are the developers and a phased programme of redevelopment is taking place over the next 3 years. The appointed contractor is Jehu Project Services.

Whats Happening Now?

Phase 1 works commenced in March 2017 and involved the demolition of the southern section of the existing shopping centre and the rebuild of the new shopping units, and apartments.

This phase has now been completed with the shop units open and the apartment’s fully occupied.

Phase 2 works commenced in April 2019 to demolish the final part of the shopping centre and construct 16 Town houses. These are due to be completed during the summer of 2020.

 

2. Ty Maelfa

Ty Maelfa, the high rise residential block of 45 flats, has undergone extensive external refurbishment. The works began in November 2017 and were completed in July 2019.

The Project works included:

• Cleaning the external brickwork and other aesthetic improvements
• New windows throughout the building
• Refurbishment of existing balconies, including the addition of coloured glass screens
• Bin store improvements

The ground floor has being remodelled with a new front entrance, the creation of a communal lounge for residents of the block, and a new shop unit which has been occupied by the local charity, Churches Together.


Contact Details

For further information on both the Maelfa Shopping Centre and Ty Maelfa, please contact John Holloman at john.holloman@cardiff.gov.uk or 029 2053 7358.  You can also contact us directly by clicking here

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