Cardiff council plans new arts centre & business hub

Plans are afoot which could see a former city tram depot in Cardiff transformed into a new arts centre and business hub that could bring up to 300 jobs to Cardiff.

Cardiff Council has confirmed it is in “advanced negotiations” to transfer the late 1800s and Grade II listed building in Grangetown to TShed Developments Ltd, with plans for an extensive refurbishment subject to the planning process.

The plans would transform the old depot to provide dance studios, an art gallery, cafes, bars and a restaurant – as well as 29 work units, 15 business development units and office, studio, meeting and conference facilities.

The depot, located at the junction of Clare Road and Pendyris Street, is close to the city centre.

The plans would see it act as a hub for local people and the creative industries, as well as a business centre which would deliver state-of-the-art facilities for both established and new emerging companies.