In Awards, Cardiff

DPP’s Cardiff office has been shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at the Insider Wales Property Awards, joining the Leeds and Newcastle offices in their shortlisting of their respective regional Insider Awards.

The shortlisting reflects the significant contribution the Cardiff office have made to the built environment in Wales in the past twelve months, particular highlights being:

Queens Arcade Shopping Centre Redevelopment, Cardiff for Addington Capital – DPP have led the proposals for the redevelopment of the existing Queens Arcade Shopping Centre in Cardiff City centre. Designed by Cardiff’s Holder Mathias Architects, the proposed regeneration scheme will see the demolition of the existing ageing shopping centre, to be replaced by a new development centred around the creation of a new and vibrant open street linking Working Street, Queens Street and St David’s Shopping Centre. The plans will support the city centre’s covid recovery, with hotel, retail and commercial space bringing new job opportunities, and the creation of high-quality new homes in a sustainable location enhancing the residential offering already available.

Bradley Court, Cardiff for Vita Student – Over the past 12 months DPP have continued to support the development of what will become Wales’ highest quality purpose-built student accommodation scheme. DPP secured consent for the 19 storey 401-bed scheme which was subject to significant scrutiny and opposition due it being located in the area designated by the Council as being of ‘high sensitivity’. To date, the project remains the only ‘tall-building’ approved in this part of the city and is set to become a modern landmark.

Land South of Creigiau, Cardiff for Castell Y Mynach Estate – DPP have advised the Castell Y Mynach Estate on their landholdings in north Cardiff for over 20 years. Having secured the allocation of two parcels of land in the adopted LDP for a total of 1,200 dwellings, DPP have progressed with an outline planning application for the first phase, totalling 650 dwellings. As one of only two greenfield sites allocated north of the M4, the proposals have been subject to extensive opposition, which DPP has successfully overcome to the point of outline planning approval being imminent.

The Centre for Student Life, Cardiff for Cardiff University – DPP have acted for Cardiff University for the past five years, securing planning approval for the Centre for Student Life, Innovation Campus and Maths and Computer Sciences projects. 2021 will see the completion of all three projects with the Centre for Student Life becoming a modern landmark in the city.

Speaking about the Cardiff nomination and the ‘hat-trick’ of nominations across the business, Chief Executive, Gareth Hooper said:

This nomination reflects the huge effort the Cardiff team have put in over the past 12 months. We are delighted to have worked on some of the highest profile projects in Wales over that period and are looking forward to seeing a number of landmark schemes completed in the coming months. The fact that the nomination is the third  across the five offices in the company is a reflection of the excellent work DPP is delivering for clients across England and Wales.

Images: Queens Arcade Shopping Centre – Holder Mathias Architects; Bradley Court – Fielden Clegg Bradley Associates; Land South of Creigiau – The Urbanists; The Centre for Student Life – Fielden Clegg Bradley Associates

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