The site is just off Railway Street in Splott, just over the tracks from Adamsdown. It's about a minute's walk from Splott Road and less than five minutes from Clifton Street. Click here to see it on a map.
It's a gated brownfield site, 1385 metres sq (0.34 acres) in total. Right now it's just rubble and concrete... but not for long!
THE STORY SO FAR
PLANS FOR THE SITE
We held a series of community consultation activities to find out how local people want to use this land.
Eight main features were chosen as a result of their feedback and ideas:
A multipurpose community hub building for events, groups, training, workshops and socials. This will be created from recycled shipping containers to be as sustainable as possible.
Space for learning about growing food, including raised beds, polytunnels, a potting shed and vertical growing.
An outdoor classroom and events area. As well as welcoming schools we hope to be able to hold a huge range of community events, markets, and more.
Composting and recycling facilities to help local people reduce waste and create their own compost.
Affordable studios for local small businesses and makers.
hese will be made available to hire for social, ethical and sustainable businesses.
Wildlife habitats including a pond. As well as supporting biodiversity these will offer opportunities to learn about and protect our urban creatures.
Bee hives and opportunities for local people to learn how to care for honeybees and process honey.
A wild play area. A small but awesome space for young people to make dens, explore, and get a bit grubby.
The Dalston Curve Garden in London has been a major source of inspiration for us - take a look at their site for a sense of what can be done with a derelict space.
ALT Architecture have produced a first draft of plans for the site layout and we've gathered valuable community feedback on the requirements for the community hub. design. We're currently seeking funding to take this design process to the next stage and we'll share plans and design as soon as we can.
"LET'S ALL LEARN AND SHARE - A COMMUNITY THAT IS STRONGER TOGETHER. "
- January 2018 consultation respondent