• Rio Architects Richmond Square
  • Rio Architects Richmond Square
  • Rio Architects Richmond Square
  • Rio Architects Richmond Square
  • Rio Architects Richmond Square
  • Rio Architects Richmond Square
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Location :
Year :
Client :
Richmond Square
Cathays, Cardiff
2010
Cardiff City Development
Project Description :

Cardiff City Development appointed Rio Architects to develop this Brownfield site in the popular student area of Cathay’s. The site contained a number of existing terraced houses and office spaces that had been extensively modified in the past.

 

The development proposals included for the demolition of the existing terraces, to be replaced with higher quality dwellings. The project involved extensive negotiations with the Local Planning Authority to achieve a level of density which provided our client with a commercially viable development.

 

The scheme contains 43 one and two bedroom apartments and 22 student studio units. The master plan for the site retained the existing building line to the street and created a courtyard in the heart of the development. Student units enclose the courtyard to the rear and buffer the external space from the rear lane and railway line beyond.

 

The development successfully fulfils the developer’s aspiration to change the market’s perception of student living.