Dolffin Quay

Dolffin Quay is the future of Bayside living; set to revitalise the eastern side of Cardiff Bay.

Located between the Bay and Roath Basin along Harbour Drive, Dolffin Quay boasts new waterfront shopping with bars and restaurants along the side of the Bay. Hundreds of new homes are proposed close to Roath Basin with panoramic views across Cardiff.

A new promenade continues the regeneration, which began with Mermaid Quay, to new attractions at Porth Teigr. An improved Britannia Park will enhance the surroundings of the Norwegian Church Arts Centre and the existing pubs and cafés.

The scheme supports the City of Cardiff Council’s Local Development Plan for the Bay’s continued development by breathing a new lease of life into this former industrial land.

Dolffin Quay is being developed by Associated British Ports (ABP). As a responsible landowner we are committed to ensuring that this proposal compliments the wider development of Cardiff Bay and honours the site’s heritage.

Everyone will be given the opportunity to help shape our scheme before a planning application is submitted to City of Cardiff Council.

We’ll keep this website regularly updated as our plans develop and keep people informed of the latest news about Dolffin Quay.

About us

Associated British Ports (ABP) is developing plans to redevelop Britannia Park and continue the regeneration of the eastern side of Cardiff Bay. We want to help Cardiff meet its housing requirements, and enhance the existing environment for residents and visitors alike.

Associated British Ports (ABP) owns and operates ports in England, Scotland, and Wales, including Cardiff docks. As a responsible landowner, we are committed to regenerating our former industrial land.

Dolffin Quay application submitted to Cardiff Council

Associated British Ports’ application for a new park, play area and up to 200 homes in Cardiff Bay has been formally submitted to City of Cardiff Council following extensive consultation with the community.

Our proposals for the Britannia Park site, which ABP owns, provide an exciting opportunity to enhance the quality of open space and to deliver much-needed new homes.

A new park, play area, public realm and open space at the heart of the Dolffin Quay scheme will enhance the surroundings of the Norwegian Church Arts Centre and the existing pubs and cafés. The development will provide high quality open space for residents and tourists to enjoy all year round.

In recognition of the site’s industrial heritage, we are also proposing to create a new ‘cultural quarter’, which will support the Norwegian Church Arts Centre and a relocated Locky’s Cottage.

Our proposals have been informed by detailed pre-application discussions with officers at the City of Cardiff Council, a series of resident and stakeholder meetings, and a public exhibition. A 28-day public consultation was also held during March and April 2017.

Following feedback from the community, the number of commercial kiosks in the original plans have been reduced by three. Additionally, the three most northern commercial kiosks running along the Bay edge will not be over two storeys and the residential accommodation on top of those three has also been omitted. These amendments have allowed for the provision of more green space.

The full suite of planning application documents can be viewed on the Council’s website using reference number 17/01848/MJR.

If you have any questions about Dolffin Quay, you can contact our community relations team on Freephone 0800 130 3270. The team is available Monday – Saturday between 7am – 7pm.

Publicity and Consultation Before Applying for Planning Permission

In advance of submitting our application, ABP are in the process of carrying out the statutory 28-day public consultation. This period of consultation will run from Monday 20 March 2017 to Monday 17 April 2017.

Click here to view and download the:

  • the proposed application;
  • the plans; and
  • other supporting documents

Associated British Ports (“ABP”) are intending to apply for planning permission for a hybrid planning application for the comprehensive redevelopment of the site. Outline planning permission is sought for the demolition of existing hard standing and redevelopment of the site to provide: a new public park; a new landmark building of up to 24 storeys in height, comprising up to 1,880.3 sqm (GIA) of ground and first floor commercial floorspace (Use Class A1/A3) and up to 200 residential units (Use Class C3); together with three kiosk units comprising up to 564.4 sqm (GIA) of ground and first floor commercial floorspace (Use Class A1/A3); one bay-side building comprising 754.4 sqm (GIA) of ground, first and second floor commercial floorspace (Use Class A1/A3/D1); and one dockside building comprising up to 137.1 sqm (GIA) of ground and first floor commercial floorspace (Use Class A1/A3) and up to 5 residential units (Use Class C3); with all matters except for access reserved for later determination. Full planning permission is sought for the re-location of Locky’s Cottage (Former Workmen’s Hut at Sea Lock to Roath Basin).

If you want to submit your feedback about this proposed development, please write to us at getintouch@dolffinquay.com or Community Relations team, ABP Land and Property, Queen Alexandra House, Cargo Road, Cardiff, CF10 4LY by Monday 17 April 2017.

The 28-day pre-application consultation period ran from Monday 20 March to Monday 17 April 2017. The project team are in the process of considering the various responses received. Thank you to all who have responded with feedback.

Public Exhibition

Click here to download a copy of the exhibition display materials.

As part of our ongoing public consultation on the proposals, we invited residents to attend a public exhibition at Cardiff Central Library on Thursday 24 November between 11.30am – 7pm.

If you were unable to attend, then please feel free to fill out the feedback form below before our consultation closes on Monday 12 December. We will take all comments into consideration before a planning application is submitted to City of Cardiff Council in early 2017.

If you would like a Welsh language version of our consultation display materials then please do get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you,
The Dolffin Quay community relations team.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our early proposals, there are a number of ways you can get in touch with our team:

Freephone helpline: 0800 130 3270

Or alternatively, by writing:
Community Relations team
ABP Land and Property
Queen Alexandra House
Cargo Road
Cardiff CF10 4LY

Our community relations team are available 7am – 7pm Monday to Saturday

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