Former Cardiff tram depot goes on the market

March 20, 2013 No Comments »
The former tram depot on Pendyris Street is up for sale.

The former tram depot on Pendyris Street is up for sale.

It once bustled with trams in Cardiff’s yesteryear.

But a listed former transport depot close to the city centre has now been put up for sale.

Cardiff council has instructed international property consultants DTZ to market the former depot and associated buildings located off Clare Road, Riverside.

The brick-built workshops were originally constructed in the late 1800s as a base from which to service the electric trams, which ran throughout the city from 1902 and 1950.

Since the 1950s the workshops have been used by Cardiff council as a servicing and repair centre for a wide range of its commercial vehicles.

The council will move its servicing hub to a new facility which has been constructed on land it owns at Brindley Road, near Penarth Road.

The relocation next month will release the historic buildings for refurbishment and redevelopment, potentially targeted at the creative industries sector.

The buildings extend to 29,547sq ft within a 1.1-acre site.

Andrew Gibson, associate director at DTZ, said: “The old tram depot provides an exciting opportunity for development companies and occupiers to blend a sensitive refurbishment of the listed structure with a new-build section fronting the prominent Clare Road frontage.

“There is considerable scope for different alternative uses to be included in any redevelopment project. Cardiff council is keen to see these historic buildings brought back into active, beneficial use and we will be working closely with interested parties to assist in the delivery of an impressive and worthwhile property solution.”

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