ISG secures £89m Cardiff Transport Interchange contract

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cardiff transport interchange, Central Square

ISG has won the £89m project to deliver the Cardiff Transport Interchange building for Rightacres at its flagship Central Square scheme

The Cardiff Transport Interchange building will be ISG’s largest UK construction project of 2019 and takes the contractor’s tally of work awarded at Central Square past £200m.

The project is being funded by Legal & General and designed by Holder Mathias Architects.

500,000 sq ft of new space will be delivered as part of the building at Cardiff Transport Interchange. The space will include the 14-bay bus interchange with a covered concourse, 318 apartments for the private rented sector and around 90,000 sq ft of modern open-plan, quality CAT A office space.

cardiff transport interchange

Offsite construction

The mixed-use project is one of the largest developments undertaken in the city centre. It embraces the construction drive toward more efficient practices and modern methods of construction, utilising off-site manufactured bathroom pods and a slip form system to accelerate the construction of the concrete cores of the new building.

ISG will use an enclosed four-storey platform to sequentially form the reinforced concrete frame and immediately weatherproof each floor as the platform rises up the tower.

Kevin McElroy, ISG project director, said: “The Cardiff Interchange has been one of the most highly anticipated developments of recent years and this announcement reflects real collaboration and vision from all project stakeholders to create a mixed-use scheme that delivers for our city.

“Not only will this dramatically improve connectivity for businesses, residents and visitors to Cardiff, but alongside the iconic BBC Wales headquarters, will transform this strategic gateway site.”

Jason Hyett, Rightacres project director, commented: “The signing of the build contract marks a great landmark in the project’s timeline and is thanks to the input of a great number of people.

“We look forward to working with ISG and the project team to deliver, what will be, another great building in the city.”

Stephen Hill, Holder Mathias partner, added: “The interchange is an extremely complex, challenging and multi-layered project that, once completed, will provide a modern, innovative and truly mixed-use set of environments. Not only will it deliver Cardiff’s new bus and coach station, but it will provide a landmark residential offer in a key city centre location and dynamic new office accommodation.”

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