The Maelfa Regeneration Scheme
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 provides 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.
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, apartments and houses.
The northern part of the existing shopping centre remains open for business, and all access will be from the entrance opposite The Powerhouse.
Phase 2 works will commence early 2019 and this will involve the final part of the shopping centre being demolished once the current traders have been moved to the new retail units, and the town houses have been constructed.
For further information on the Maelfa Shopping Centre, please contact Rebecca Hooper at Rebecca.Hooper@cardiff.gov.uk or 02920 376570. You can also contact us directly by clicking here
2. Ty Maelfa
Ty Maelfa, the high rise residential block of 45 flats, has been undergoing extensive external refurbishment. The works began in November 2017 and most elements will be completed by the end of May 2019. Some minor external works will be finished off in early July.
The Project works included:
• Cleaning the external brickwork and other aesthetic improvements
• New windows throughout the building
• Refurbishment of existing balconies, including 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 uses and a new shop unit which has been occupied by the local charity, Churches Together.