Cardiff Bay could be getting an overhaul with a new layout for Mermaid Quay

Cardiff Bay could be getting an overhaul with a new layout for Mermaid QuayCardiff Bay could be getting an overhaul with a new layout for Mermaid Quay
Cardiff Bay could be getting an overhaul with a new layout for Mermaid Quay

Cardiff Bay could be getting an overhaul with a new layout for Mermaid Quay

A new look for Cardiff Bay’s shopping and dining area has been unveiled.

The landlords of Mermaid Quay – which is home to shops, bars and restaurants – want to redecorate and change the layout of the dockside area.

They have applied to Cardiff council for planning permission for some of the works while others, which do not need permission, will begin later this month.

New paving, lighting, signs, seating and plants will be introduced as well as extensive redecoration and changes to the wall finishes.

Those behind the plans say it will create a “contemporary dockside feel”.

The works will stretch to Bute Street, Stuart Street, Bute Crescent, and Tacoma Square as well as the outside of the Mermaid Quay buildings.

To make room for the improvements to the area known as Tacoma Square, Coffee Mania was demolished earlier this year.

New lights will be put on the bridge crossing Bute Street and to the clock tower and there will be new signs for existing tenants.

Plans

Plans also show changes to the brickwork and extensive painting.

Centre manager Justin Patel said: “This is a very exciting time for Mermaid Quay. The centre has always been the ‘jewel in the crown’ in the Bay but if we are to continue to be attractive to our customers, it’s important that we continue to invest in the centre.

“The planned transformation will refresh the customer experience and maximise our stunning location.

“I can’t wait.”

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