South East Wales

New Cardiff Central Square bus station plans submitted

Artist impression of Cardiff's new transport interchange
Image caption Cardiff's new transport interchange will be in the Central Square area next to Cardiff Central railway station

The planning application for Cardiff's new multi-million pound bus station has been submitted to the city council.

The 420,000 sq ft interchange, next to Cardiff Central railway station, will also have private apartments as well as offices and shops.

Cardiff's bus station will be part of a Central Square redevelopment which will include BBC Wales' new headquarters.

"The gateway to our city is being transformed," said council leader Phil Bale.

The planning application was submitted after a 28-day public consultation period and the developers hope to know the outcome by the end of February 2017 after a 16-week scrutiny period by city planners.

Central Square developers Rightacres Property claim the Interchange will have an "airport-lounge" style concourse and a 600-bicycle hub.

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