South East Wales

Hotel and flats plan for Cardiff's Millennium Stadium

How the development would look Image copyright Huw Evans picture agency
Image caption A design of how the new scheme would look

Plans for a hotel, flats and conference facilities linked to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium have been unveiled by the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).

The multi-million pound scheme has been in the pipeline since 2007 but the global financial crisis delayed it.

Now the WRU hope building work can start in 2017 and take two years.

It will include a 100-bed hotel and up to 70 flats along with retail units, banqueting suites and a conference centre with walkways to the stadium.

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Image caption WRU chief executive Roger Lewis with a model of the planned development

WRU group chief executive Roger Lewis said it was too early to say how much the scheme, which spans 200,000 sq ft, would cost.

He added: "The overarching ambition for the land is to create a lasting legacy, not only for the Welsh Rugby Union and the Millennium Stadium, but also for the city of Cardiff and our immediate neighbours.

"Most importantly it is to overall enhance the visitor and spectator experience to the stadium and the city."

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