South East Wales

£13m regeneration boost for Cardiff community

Loudoun Square
Image caption Sustainable strategies will be at the heart of Loudoun Square

A three-year £13m project to breathe "new life" into a Cardiff community is under way.

A new shopping parade, community hub, health centre and homes are part of the project in Butetown.

The Loudoun Square development will include environmental aspects such as harvesting rain water.

The project is a collaboration between Cardiff Community Housing Association (CCHA), Cardiff Council and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

The facilities and 62 new homes will follow four years of consultation with local residents.

Image caption Resident Mohammed Musa Warsama is looking forward to the new development

Resident Abbey Ibrahim Hussein said: "People in the community feel like Loudoun's been left behind and that the needs of local people have been forgotten - that's now been put right.

"The new homes, health centre, shops and community facilities will by a major boost to the new area and we can't wait for it to get going."

'Privilege'

Kevin Protheroe of CCHA said: "We're delighted that the regeneration of Loudoun is underway and believe the benefit to the community will be huge.

"The community's pride in their area is immense and it's a privilege to be working on their behalf to bring new life to Loudoun."

He said recruitment would take part within the local community while the scheme is built.

"The Loudoun Square area is one of Cardiff's poorest; many of the residents and businesses were there when it was originally opened and have witnessed its decline."

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