The consortium behind Atlantic Wharf is hosting three public events in September prior to the submission of its planning application to deliver the new hotel and arena as part of Cardiff Council’s plans for the transformation of Atlantic Wharf, Butetown, Cardiff.
The views of the local and wider community are being sought by the Atlantic Wharf Consortium, comprising Robertson as developer and Live Nation and Oak View Group as operator.
Anchored by a new public square and arena, Atlantic Wharf is set to become a destination address in Cardiff with a new cultural centre, retail and leisure facilities, hotels, multi-storey car-parking and new homes.
Speaking on behalf of the consortium, Nick Harris, Robertson Group, Executive Property Director, said: “The views of the community are very important to the consultation process. The proposed new development will become an integral part of Cardiff’s wider offering and we want local residents and the community to feel involved in the process.
“In June, due to Covid restrictions, we held a series of webinars and were greatly encouraged by the number of people who joined us. We are now looking forward to sharing the proposed plans in person.”
Thursday 9th September, 12 noon – 7:30pm Butetown Pavilion, Dumballs Rd, Cardiff
Friday 10th September, 12 noon – 7:30pm The Red Dragon Centre, Hemingway Rd, Cardiff
Saturday 11th September, 10 am – 5 pm St. David’s Dewi Sant, Bridge Street, Cardiff
The consortium will be joined during the open consultations by members of the design team where the proposals for the arena, hotel and wider masterplan will be on display alongside a 3D model of the Atlantic Wharf proposals.
Planning is anticipated to be submitted in October, and if granted construction on the new arena and hotel will commence in Spring 2022.
The transformational project will create a premier UK visitor destination with the potential of bringing over 1 million visitors to the city annually, resulting in the creation of thousands of new jobs and homes.
Working with the Council’s ‘Into Work’ services, the consortium will ensure that job and training opportunities are created, during both the development and operational phases of the arena and hotel, focussing on employment opportunities for local people.