Callaghan Square Cardiff office property, FCBS Welsh building architect, Public realm project photo

Callaghan Square Cardiff Office Building

National Assembly for Wales Office Development design by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Architects (FCBS).

post updated 28 June 2024

Callaghan Square office complex – six buildings

Location: Cardiff, south Wales

Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

This Welsh development is a large public plaza in Cardiff, and was previously known as Bute Square.

Offices to let at this public plaza, photo taken on the 14th of June 2008:
Callaghan Square Cardiff office building
Office building photograph : Philip Halling / Callaghan Square, Cardiff

Callaghan Square Cardiff

Submitted for outline planning permission Jan 2009
Cost: £160m
Area: 46,500sqm
Developer: MEPC Cardiff Investments
Site: brownfield

Callaghan Square was developed as part of a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) scheme to link central Cardiff with Cardiff Bay.

In 1998 the development had been considered as a location for the new home of the National Assembly for Wales. The site was rejected due to the risks associated with a complex PFI scheme. It was also felt that the site would be too small and dominated by traffic.

A statue of the 2nd Marquess of Bute was relocated to the square in 2000.

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