Cardiff Interchange, City Centre Redevelopment, Building, Welsh Architecture, Architect

Cardiff Interchange

City Centre Redevelopment Project Wales – design by Foster + Partners Architects, UK

29 Jun 2015

Cardiff Interchange in Wales

Design: Foster + Partners

Location: Cardiff, south Wales, UK

Foster + Partners wins Cardiff Interchange Design Competition

Foster + Partners has won the competition to design Cardiff Interchange, the city’s central bus station and part of the wider Central Square regeneration masterplan for the area, also by Foster + Partners. Bordering a vibrant public plaza, it will be a spectacular new gateway for visitors arriving to the city by train or bus.

Cardiff Interchange

The new interchange will be relocated closer to the Cardiff Central train station, allowing greater integration with rail and other transport networks. The new design focusses on legibility and ease of access with the aim of transforming the area into a new transport hub for the city. Designed to provide for a projected future increase in passenger traffic, it features world-class facilities for passengers and staff all under one roof, including an airport-style lounge, shops, cafes and restaurants, and a basement level car-park. With real-time information displays and dynamic stand allocation, it is designed to cater to the growing demands of one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK.

Cardiff Interchange

The mixed-use development also features offices and residential units on the upper floors, and the new public concourse opens directly on to the new public plaza on Central Square, creating an exciting new experience for visitors and residents alike.

Gerard Evendon, Senior Executive Partner at Foster + Partners:

“We are delighted that our design for the Cardiff Interchange has been selected. The new bus interchange is a vital component of the entire Central Square redevelopment project, which will completely revamp the image of the city. We are committed to delivering a bus station that provides the best passenger experience to the city’s residents, commuters and visitors. We are excited about working with the City of Cardiff council and Rightacres Property Limited to give Cardiff the world-class transport infrastructure it deserves.”

Cardiff Interchange

Cardiff Interchange in Wales images / information from Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners

Location: Cardiff, Wales

Architecture in South Wales

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Design: BFLS
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Development

UWIC School of Management
Austin-Smith:Lord LLP
UWIC School of Management

Welsh Architect

Welsh Architecture – Key Buildings

National Assembly for Wales
Richard Rogers Partnership
National Assembly for Wales


HASSELL Architects

Website: Foster + Partners

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Cardiff Interchange in Wales Building

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