Cardiff - Galliford Guildford Gets Go-Ahead

A tower block

Cardiff Council has approved plans for a key build-to-rent development at Guildford Crescent in Cardiff by Galliford Try on part of the Marcol Estate.

The development will see the creation of 272 new homes in a 30-storey tower which will provide attractive, modern, open plan living with full height windows.

There will be a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments reflecting the current demand within Cardiff City centre. As well as being a new landmark in the city, the development will act as a catalyst for Cardiff Council’s proposed Canal Quarter regeneration plans.

Galliford Try will also be providing works to improve the local public realm as part of the development. The refreshed terrace on the ground floor will provide retail spaces that will spill out onto the new paved areas bringing in a continental café style area.


 “As part of Galliford Try’s sustainable growth strategy, we have highlighted that build-to-rent schemes such as this are a key part of the plan for our investments business.”

– Phil Harris 

Director, Galliford Try Investments


2022 start date

"We look forward to starting on site in 2022 and working with all the stakeholders involved to provide much-needed rental accommodation for local people,” adds Galliford Try's Harris.


The Marcol Estate

Derek Rapport, chairman of The Marcol Estate, says: “As well as creating a stunning building in its own right, this development will kick- start the regeneration of the Canal Quarter, an area of Cardiff to which we have a long-term commitment.”


Roof terrace

The building will include a large amount of attractive, shared amenity space for residents which will provide areas such as a fitness studio, games room and resident lounge, along with flexible workspace and bookable private dining areas. Residents will also benefit from a stunning roof top landscaped terrace on the 27th floor providing panoramic views across Cardiff Bay, the city centre and to the countryside beyond.

Picture: Cardiff Council has approved plans for tower block homes on The Marcol Estate in Cardiff.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
14th November 2021


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