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MERMAID QUAY, CARDIFF BAY

Site Details



NPRN 422952

Map Reference ST17SE

Grid Reference ST1914674487

Unitary (Local) Authority Cardiff

Old County Glamorgan

Community Butetown

Type of Site SHOPPING CENTRE

Broad Class COMMERCIAL

Period 20th Century

Site Description Mermaid Quay was built in 1999 to the design of Benoy Ltd. as a major element of the redevelopment of the former Cardiff dockland by the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation. It is a large complex of buildings housing various bars, restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues, as well as statuary and a shrine to the fictional character Ianto Jones from the BBC series Torchwood. The quay is recognisable for a variety of prominent structures including a large red-brick circular drum at its south-east corner, a curved fa├žade facing the former Bute West Dock Basin (NPRN 34388), a central tower and clock tower, a low oval building in the centre of Tacoma Square, and a large triangular-plan building to the south west with a distinctive slanting roof.

A.N. Coward, RCAHMW, 11.06.2018

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