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Hassell scoops Cardiff city centre masterplan

Hassell has been appointed by Cardiff Council to create a masterplan for two key city centre sites – Cardiff Central Rail Station and Callaghan Square

The local authority wants to improve connections across the city and has chosen the burgeoning Australian practice to improve crowd movements between the station and Millennium Stadium and create new shops and commercial units.

Redevelopment of Callaghan Square will lead to direct pedestrian access from the city centre and extending connections to Cardiff Bay.

Tony Grist, head of architecture at Hassell, spoke at a seminar organised by the Design Commission for Wales and the Institute of Welsh Affairs last September and described the project as ‘a chance for Cardiff to heal this part of the city, creating better transport connections, more green spaces and a healthier mix of uses.’

Colin Hockley, managing principal for Hassell in the UK said: ‘The scheme will enable Cardiff Central to fulfil its potential as an exemplary transport interchange as well as breathing new life into the city centre.’

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