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Cardiff Library Wales Architecture

Mill Lane Development in south Wales design by BDP Architects

8 Jul 2009

BDP has designed a state-of-the-art library that enhances the existing range of services on offer in Cardiff.

The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1FL

Contact Cardiff Central Library: 029 2038 2116

Design: BDP Architects

Cardiff Library Building, Wales by BDP

Photos : David Barbour / BDP

Cardiff Library

The external metal cladding is inspired by the random appearance of books on shelves – the upper floors of the building will also create a new window on the Cardiff skyline with dramatic views over the city.

Shops and restaurants along the Mill Lane façade complement the current thriving café quarter and create an exciting gateway for people arriving at the nearby bus-stops.

Cardiff Library Building, Wales by BDP

The general components of the building consist of library and retail uses at the ground and mezzanine Levels with 4 floors of dedicated library above finishing at the top with a partial plant floor. The library area provided is 55,000 square feet, of which 5,000 square feet is on ground Floor. The rest of the ground floor accommodates A3 Retail units comprising approximately 16,000 square feet area.

Cardiff Library Building, Wales by BDP

A major driver for this project was the Bespoke BREEAM Assessment.
BDP’s Sustainability group guided the project team throughout the development of the design, working with them and providing recommendations for delivering a more efficient, sustainable building.

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photos : Sanna Fisher-payne / BDP

By implementing the principles of sustainable design from the early stages of the project, the team was able to deliver an ‘Excellent’ rated building.

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Cardiff Library Building images / information from BDP Architects


Location: The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1FL, Wales, UK, north western Europe

Welsh Building Designs


Welsh Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

Museum Of Military Medicine, Britannia Park, Harbour Drive
Architecture: Scott Brownrigg Architects
Museum Of Military Medicine building design
image courtesy of Scott Brownrigg
Museum Of Military Medicine
Scott Brownrigg’s design for the Museum of Military Medicine has received planning approval from Cardiff Council. The Museum of Military Medicine, currently based in a barracks in Hampshire, is set to move to Britannia Park off Harbour Drive, opposite the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff Transport Interchange
Architecture: Holder Mathias Architects
Cardiff Transport Interchange
image courtesy of architecture office
Cardiff Transport Interchange Development
A mixed-use development in the heart of the Welsh capital for local developer Rightacres. The project is being funded by Legal & General. The development is being delivered by construction company ISG.

Cardiff University Innovation Campus
Design: Hawkins\Brown ; HOK ; BDP ; DPP
Cardiff University Innovation Campus
image from architecture office
Cardiff University Innovation Campus
The latest phase of Cardiff University’s £300m Innovation Campus has been approved by city planners.

Welsh Architect – architectural firm listings on e-architect

Cardiff Buildings

Welsh Architecture – Selection

Cult Music Venue Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby Street
Architects: Nissen Richards Studio
Music Venue Clwb Ifor Bach
image © Nissen Richards Studio
Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff

National Assembly for Wales
Design: Richard Rogers Partnership
National Assembly for Wales

Newport Station, Newport, southeast Wales
Architects: Grimshaw with Atkins
Newport Station

Maggie’s Centre Swansea
Design: Kisho Kurokawa
Maggies Wales

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