In Cardiff, Residential, Wales

DPP, working on behalf of RBL Partnership, has secured delegated approval for the creation of 55 apartments in Cardiff Bay. 

Comprising the historic Baltic House located on Mount Stuart Square in Cardiff Bay, the proposals will see the conversion of the the Grade II listed building, previously vacant office space, as well as the creation of a new six-storey residential building at the rear of the property.

The approved plans, designed by ECE Westworks, will deliver 55 modern 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments. The proposals carefully balance preserving the heritage of Baltic House while creating modern living space, ensuring the building’s long-term future. The new building to the rear is a more contemporary design, deliberately set apart from the historic Baltic House. A new residents’ decked courtyard will sit between the buildings, offering outdoor amenity space for residents.

Speaking about the consent, Tom Molyneux-Wright of DPP said

Securing this consent required overcoming challenges associated with the site’s urban setting and proximity to neighbouring buildings. Negotiating appropriate S106 heads of terms was essential, striking a balance between providing necessary mitigation measures and ensuring the project remains feasible amidst rising costs. We are pleased to have reached this point, which will secure the future of this important building in an area undergoing huge transformation.

Images: ECE Westworks

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