In Awards, Cardiff, Staff News, Wales

For the second year running, DPP’s Cardiff office have been shortlisted for the Consultancy of the Year Award at the Insider Wales Property 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:

Pencoedtre High School, Barry for Bouygues – Pencoedtre High School was one of three secondary school projects for Barry, collectively known as Barry Secondary Learning Communities. These were the first in the Welsh Government 21st Century Schools Band B funding programme for the Vale of Glamorgan. Recently shortlisted for the Constructing Excellence Wales Project of the Year, the project together with Whitmore High School, which DPP also secured approval for, has transformed secondary education in Barry.

Nine Mile Point Waste to Energy Facility, Caerphilly for WDR&RT Taggart – DPP have been acting on a site at Nine Mile Point for two years. It’s a facility that converts waste to energy. Given that the site will produce green energy, it is strategically significant in the UK. It’s development supports the drive towards New Zero by 2050. Having overcome a number of obstacles, we secured full planning consent in January 2022.

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.

The Strand, Swansea for Crosslane Student Developments – DPP has secured resolution to grant planning consent to deliver a £40M, 312-bed purpose-built student accommodation development in Swansea. The 12 storey scheme, located at a gateway site into the city, addressed heritage and flooding concerns to secure a consent which maintained DPP’s 100% success rate in the student accommodation sector and took our student bed consents in the past 4 years to over 5,000.

The Centre for Student Life, Cardiff for Cardiff University – DPP have acted for Cardiff University for the past six years, securing planning approval for the Centre for Student Life, Innovation Campus and Maths and Computer Sciences projects. The Centre for Student Life opened earlier this year becoming a modern landmark in the city and last week secured a Constructing Excellence Wales award.

Speaking about the Cardiff nomination, 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 to be able to see a number now complete and transforming the built environment is really rewarding. Being shortlisted for the second year running is a great reflection of the continuous hard work our team put in to deliver results for our clients and we look forward to celebrating this achievement at the awards dinner.

Images: Pencoedtre High School – HLM Architects, Queens Arcade Shopping Centre – Holder Mathias Architects, The Strand, Swansea – Sadler Brown Architects, The Centre for Student Life – BAM

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