Prairie Site, Longships Road, Port of Cardiff

Prairie Site, Longships Road, Port of Cardiff

ABPs presence in South Wales consists of five ports, covering an area of 3,800 acres, contributing £1.4 billion to the UK economy and supporting close to 15,000 jobs across Wales. Heavy industry has a major influence on the cargoes handled at the South Wales Ports, but there is also an increasing range of other cargoes, including forest products, recyclables, agribulk products and bulk liquids.

The South Wales Ports are also involved in a significant number of renewable energy schemes and is now home to over 10MW of renewable energy projects.

Wardell Armstrong works closely with ABP on a number of projects including the recently successful outline planning application for the Prairie site, a major proposed commercial development (B2 and B8 use classes), together with associated infrastructure including road access, car parking, circulatory space and landscaping.

ABPs key objectives are to grow ABP Property values, maximise revenue opportunities for all parties involved, and ensure that the port estates are managed in a legally compliant and professional manner.

The Prairie site forms part of an asset review supported by Wardell Armstrong to bring forward sites for development where appropriate.

The application site itself covers an area of approximately 15.39 hectares (38 acres) and is located to the north east of Queen Alexandra Dock and could accommodate up to 5000,000sq ft of B2 and B8 uses.

A multifaceted project, Wardell Armstrong led the planning application, design and access statement, ecological appraisal and site surveys, landscape and master-planning, construction and environmental management planning, desk study and ground investigation, ground and material mass balance modelling, waste classification and material management, Japanese Knotweed management, ground and geotechnical engineering, contaminated land assessment and assessment of land remediation costs.