Key Project Information
- One of the largest urban extensions in Wales and the UK.
- A strategic development of around 7,000 dwellings to the north west of Cardiff.
- A world-class, sustainable community taking shape across 900 acres.
- Development set to take place over 30 years.
- The scheme was a finalist for the Award for Design Excellence in Haymarket’s Planning Awards.
As lead developer on one of the largest urban extensions in Wales and the UK, it is extremely important to have the very best consultant team. Pegasus Group were one of our first appointments at Plasdwr and proved to be the perfect decision. The team understood, interpreted and ultimately created the exquisite masterplan we are now seeing come to fruition today. Compliments really do need to go to the responsive, adaptable and knowledgeable approach the team have brought and continue to bring to the project. The masterplan is now being used as an exemplar scheme within Redrow and picks up on all our key principles of the Redrow 8. Having a multi-disciplinary team of master planning, landscape and urban design experts all under the same umbrella has really made the Pegasus Group an excellent partner.’
Redrow Special Project Manager
Plasdŵr provides around 7,000 homes of all types and tenures all united by high-quality design within five individual neighbourhoods. Each neighbourhood has distinct architecture, spaces, landscape design, planting, colour and public art.
Plasdŵr has been designed to make walking, cycling and public transport the easiest ways to get around: footpaths, cycle routes and roads have been carefully designed to take you through every neighbourhood, to schools, parks, playing fields, the town centre and transport connections safely and easily.
Three new super cycleways will run through Plasdŵr, connecting to the Taff Trail and the Ely Trail, and regular buses will mean it will be easy to connect between bus and rail, and bus and bicycle. The main thoroughfare within Plasdŵr is called the Rhodfa, which connects the five neighbourhoods, and the Mynedfa, which join with the transport links in the surrounding areas.
Their character and configuration will change so that they move and flow according to the natural topography and to reflect the distinct nature of each individual neighbourhood, through elements such as tree species and planting. The Rhodfa will also feature safe walking and cycling provision, including widened pedestrian footpaths and segregated cycle lanes, as well as traffic calming sections to support walking, cycling and public transport as the best ways to get around.
Plasdŵr’s streets, homes and green spaces have been designed to emerge from the natural and varied lie of its land, which means that no two areas are the same. Consequently, each of Plasdŵr’s five neighbourhoods has its own unique character, derived from its natural landscape and the existing heritage, with its own amenities, such as shops, health and leisure facilities, public green space and schools.
As well as the main Canol Plasdŵr/Plasdŵr Centre located within Groeswen, Plasdŵr will also have three smaller local centres located in the north (in Maesllech), north-west (in Hafod) and south (in Cefntrebane), each with a range of community facilities.