Cardiff Bay Multi Storey Car Park

Scott Brownrigg, Cardiff , 2008


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  • 13124 TP 12 Location plan    
  • General Arrangement Groound Floor    
  • General Arrangement Typical Upper Floor    
  • Wave detail    

Multi-Story, 1,238 space car park as part of the Cardiff Waterside Commercial scheme

The seven-storey facade facing towards Cardiff incorporates a series of wave structures of stretched fabric, that run the length of the 120 metre long car park. The installation has a programmable light show of blue and white lights, which bounce off the stretch fabric sails, to reflect the movement of the waves in the bay.

The white and blue lamps are linked to a DALI DIGITAL control system which creates mood patterns throughout the façade.

The western core, fronting onto the Welsh Millennium Centre, expresses colour through window openings, and at night, these colours are reflected out onto the street to attract visitors.

Security was one of the primary focuses when designing the car park; there are 80 CCTV cameras incorporated.


  • Begun: Aug 2006
  • Completed: Nov 2008
  • Floor area: 2,915m2
  • Sector: Transport
  • Total cost: £11M
  • Procurement: Design & Build (with Design Team Novation)
  • Address: Cardiff Bay multi storey Car park, Pierhead Street , Cardiff , CF10 4PH, United Kingdom

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