• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

how has cardiff bay been redeveloped

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Cardiff bay redevelopment project The History of Cardiff Bay The Cardiff Bay Development Corporation was created in 1987 to stimulate the redevelopment of the run down area. Since the early 20th century, when the city was the world's largest coal merchants port, Cardiff's docklands had been in decline. By the 1980s they were a mass of empty land and abandoned buildings and had become an embarrassment to the city as it tried to become an international capital. The Development Corporation aimed to attract private capital by spending public money to improve the area. Despite opposition by environmentalists and wildlife organisations, the mud flats at the mouths of the River Taff and River Ely were inundated, with loss of habitat for wading birds. The barrage has created several new habitats for freshwater species with a growing wetlands habitat at the mouth of the Taff to the south of the Hamadryad Park. ...read more.

Middle

Also popular are the Cat-cruises, the land-train and the walking tours and the area also so sees many festivals of local, national and international standing including the Welsh Food Festival, and the MAS Carnival. The housing is of generally high density, in keeping with the government's plans for brownfield development. Some have misgivings about this arguing that it is preventing the development of a true community, including young families in the bay area. House prices are high by local, although not national standards, and with many of the properties snapped up by 'buy to let' speculators, first time buyers are not as common as they young age profile would suggest. Some have argued that some of the housing developments, particularly in the early Atlantic Wharf projects are of low quality, and worry that these districts may enter a period of slow decline. Later residential developments on the bay itself are generally seen to be of higher quality. ...read more.

Conclusion

Rafting Centre" is scheduled to take place in 2007, at which time the main residential element will commence over a 6 year time-frame. The construction of the two superstores has been criticised by some quarters as 'unwanted and unnecessary', however it can also be argued that both meet an identifiable need; Morrisons, by reducing the dominance of Tesco and Asda on the local grocery market; and Toys-R-Us by replacing the demolished store in the city-centre. The Pierhead Building in Cardiff BayWith the exception of a few historic buildings (the Pierhead building, the Norwegian Church and a warehouse or two), most of the historic quayside areas have been, or will be, lined with new developments including housing, shops, offices, restaurants, a cinema and other leisure facilities, and a new �67 million home for the National Assembly for Wales, designed by Richard Rogers. The bay is also home to the Wales Millennium Centre and is now home to many welsh design and production companies. Making Cardiff Bay a design and media quater. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition essays

  1. Development of the leisure and recreation industry

    side the home market is the Eating out market so the Restaurants, Cafes and other food shops. 4. Cultural & Social significance As seen from a day to day point of view we may not think that we are participation in a leisure and recreational activity but we actually are.

  2. How likely does it seem that the Millennium Development Goals will be met by ...

    The complete success of gender equality worldwide, would involve affecting the religious and cultural beliefs of certain societies, these ideas which have been set in stone for centuries, overturning these beliefs would be a huge task to give women the rights they deserve.

  1. Different types of travel destination. Study of Cardiff and Barcelona as travel destinations.

    Most cities have a wide range of historical attractions such as museums and religious buildings; for example has buildings such as the coliseum that date back 2,000 years. One could argue that all capital cities can be classed as a historic destination because they reflect a nationwide history.

  2. Geography GCSE Welsh board Coursework

    Geography Coursework History of Bowness St Martin church of Bowness was built in 1483. When the church was enlarged the area behind the church is the oldest part of Bowness a delightful web of narrow streets known as lowside. Which gives an idea of what the villages was like before the arrival of the railway.

  1. Cardiff Bay - Case Study

    The residents of Tiger Bay certainly felt connected to the rest of the world - it was the economic capital of Wales. Many of the old residents comment on how life in Butetown was 'hard but lively', there was plenty of things to do, the community was vibrant and there were many clubs and events run by the residents.

  2. London Docklands - Managing change in an urban area.

    The docks along the River Thames, including the Royal Docks closed in the late 1960s and early 1970s with the loss of thousands of jobs. Uses have gradually been found for the docks. These include recreational buildings, i.e. cinemas; shopping centres have been built for residents, new flats overlooking the office buildings and the city.

  1. Cardiff Bay Redevelopment investigation.

    The residents of Tiger Bay certainly felt connected to the rest of the world - it was the economic capital of Wales. Many of the old residents comment on how life in Butetown was 'hard but lively', there was plenty of things to do, the community was vibrant and there were many clubs and events run by the residents.

  2. Plan for the use of Brooklyn Army Terminal, a 972 acre Waterfront Site in ...

    * Sunset Park in South Brooklyn serves as a destination for immigrants from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. * The community is underserved in terms of basic social services (there is no public high school where a third of the population is under 18 years)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work