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Cardiff Gate Retail Park

Project Overview

First built in the 1980’s, Cardiff Gate Retail Park is located to the north-east of Cardiff, predominantly serving the communities of Pontprennau, St Mellons and Pentwyn. Pradera UK Ltd approached Vectos to help deliver Phase 2 of Cardiff Gate Retail Park, which included extensions to existing units, a new eastern terrace and improved connectivity by all modes of travel.

Vectos’ unparalleled knowledge of the area and our relationships with adjoining landowners, including Cardiff Gate Business Park, was used to deliver a transport strategy which was mutually beneficial for all parties.

Our Approach

Cardiff Gate Retail Park was a car-dominated destination, with limited connectivity to adjoining residential areas and Cardiff Gate Business Park to the north.

Vectos developed a transport strategy which helped improve the connectivity of Cardiff Gate Retail Park, providing people with travel choice. Vectos’ work included designing a new pedestrian and cycle link between the retail park and the business park (a key link previously thought to be undeliverable) and off-site improvements to connections to bus stops serving the site.

Vectos revised the internal layout of the retail park, improving legibility for pedestrians and providing the required number of car parking spaces to serve the improved retail park, despite the reduction in land available following the construction of the eastern terrace.