Plans Set Out For HMRC Site

The HMRC site has been part of Llanishen for 50 years. It’s a huge site, with a footprint bigger than Rhiwbina Garden Village. With HMRC vacating the site in the next year or two, the company that owns the site (Mapeley Estates), has unveiled a master-plan for what they would like to do with the site once HMRC leave.

Myself and ward colleagues were recently invited to the planning consultancy firm, Lichfields, at their Cardiff office, to learn about the plans for the HMRC site, when HMRC vacate it.

This site is so expansive that any changes to it will change the feel and character of the area. It’s important that the site makes the area even better, and that the community is given a fair chance to have its say.

The plans include knocking down the 16 storey main tower, and converting Gleider House (the smaller tower) in to 142 flats. The plans also include 195 homes, a care facility and older people’s accommodation.

This site is so expansive that any changes to it will change the feel and character of the area. It’s important that the site makes the area even better, and that the community is given a fair chance to have its say.


Here’s the document we were provided at the meeting which gives an overview of the plans:

We’re been informed that this plan is illustrative, and that based on feedback, it may change.


At the moment I think there’s lots of work to do to ensure the site integrates with the wider area, and takes inspiration of some of the best bits of Cardiff North, like the beautiful rural architecture dotted around Llanishen, and Rhiwbina Garden Village.

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