South East Wales

Cardiff's £11m bus station site set for approval

Artist's impression of the new BBC headquarters in Cardiff
Image caption The new transport hub will be next to Cardiff Central train station

Work on an £11m bus station in Cardiff is expected to start next year as part of a development plan to revamp the city centre.

Cardiff council has opted for the Marland House and NCP car park site, which the authority owns.

The new station will be part of the Central Square project which will see BBC Wales move to its new headquarters from Llandaff in 2018.

The current station will close in 2015, with temporary stops set up elsewhere.

Final approval for the station, which should be completed in 2017, will be sought from the council's cabinet on Monday.

Ramesh Patel, cabinet member for planning and sustainability, said: "This strategic development will transform how public transport is delivered in this city and I am pleased to announce that the development is on schedule and the contingency arrangements will be in place by the time that the bus station will close in June 2015."

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Image caption Cardiff central station as it is now - the NCP car park can be seen with the blue parking bays on its roof

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