Cardiff Arms Park set for redevelopment

Plans are in the works to upgrade Cardiff Arms Park as part of a wide-ranging project to renovate the area surrounding the rugby union stadium.

The BusinessLive website reports that a new company has been formed by Cardiff Athletic Club, which owns the stadium, to oversee the redevelopment.

A design team has reportedly been appointed, with a feasibility study having been commissioned to assess the work needed to carry out the redevelopment. Architecture firm HMA is said to form part of the design team.

Cardiff Arms Park has a capacity of just over 12,000 and serves as the home of the Cardiff Blues, which play in the United Rugby Championship (formerly Pro14). The stadium has also staged international rugby matches.

An expansion of Cardiff Arms Park would see the stadium’s capacity increase to around 15,000. BusinessLive reported that local property developers are considering a mixed-use development on the north side of the stadium.

Such a project would include the development of a larger north stand at Cardiff Arms Park. The wider development would incorporate apartments, office space, restaurants and bars.

Chris Nott, a member of the Cardiff Athletic Club who will form part of the newly formed subsidiary company, Cardiff Arms Park Redevelopment Company Ltd, told BusinessLive: “CAC will establish a development company and have formed a design team to review options for the redevelopment of the Arms Park. They will now undertake a feasibility study and report back in a few months’ time.”

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