Plasdŵr’s streets, homes and green spaces have been designed to emerge from the natural and varied lie of its land, which means that no two areas are the same.
Consequently, each of Plasdŵr’s five neighbourhoods (below) has its own unique character, derived from its natural landscape and the existing heritage, with its own amenities, such as shops, health and leisure facilities, public green space and schools.
As well as the main Canol Plasdŵr/Plasdŵr Centre located within Groeswen, Plasdŵr will also have three smaller local centres located in the north (in Maesllech), north-west (in Hafod) and south (in Cefntrebane), each with a range of community facilities.
Groeswen takes its name from the white pilgrimage cross which was situated at the junction of Heol Isaf and Llantrisant Road on the important medieval pilgrimage route from Llandaff to Penrhys. There was a small hamlet at this junction in the 19th century called Groeswen.
In the future, it will be the vibrant heart of Plasdŵr and will blend its hillside surroundings with an urban architectural style across its suburban apartments, shops, office space and parks. Home to Canol Plasdŵr/Plasdŵr Centre, its residents will work, play or travel from their doorstep, where public transport, business and community combine in a central hub.
Groeswen is the most developed of Plasdŵr’s neighbourhoods so far, with a variety of homes already occupied and becoming available, and Groeswen Primary School - the first of Plasdŵr’s four primary schools - due to start construction in 2021.
Lewis Homes will soon begin work on, Dôl Werdd the site next to Cwrt Sant Ioan which includes 56 new homes, including apartments and houses ranging from one to four bedrooms – to find a home at Dôl Werdd, click here.
Taking its name from a local farm on the Plymouth Estate, Maesllech will bridge new and existing communities, reflecting Plasdŵr’s green, garden city-inspired character, and offer residents a combination of town and country living in contemporary family homes.
In the heart of the neighbourhood, Maesllech Community Park will include sports pitches, a play area, and views across the surrounding woodlands. It will be located alongside a primary school and a neighbourhood centre with its shops and community facilities.
So far Maesllech is home to:
Lead developer Redrow Homes’ Parc Plymouth development where the first Plasdŵr residents have moved into the first of 163 homes at this 16-acre site to the north of Llantrisant Road, bordering Radyr. To find a home in Parc Plymouth click here.
Rhiwlas, neighbouring the Parc Plymouth development and Radyr, where Bellway will be building up to 120 homes – to find a home in Rhiwlas, click here.
Taking inspiration from the historic group of buildings at Pentrebane Farm, Cefntrebane is set within heritage farmland, and is planned as Plasdŵr’s most rural neighbourhood, where organic design will see contemporary village-style homes inspired by the existing St Fagans community.
Hafod takes its name from Hafwrt, the name of a small farm building historically used by the Estate for grazing during the summer months. The peaceful neighbourhood in the west of Plasdŵr, Hafod is defined by its rolling wooded landscape, where residents will live surrounded by nature. Larger family homes will be set within the heritage woodland, through which people can walk or cycle easily to its traditional village-style centre and primary and secondary school.
Hugging the contours of Plasdŵr’s natural hillsides, Pendown comes from a former estate farm situated on the southern edge of the neighbourhood close to St Fagans village and will make the most of the views stretching north. Here, the beauty of the landscape and its dramatic views have the starring role with residents’ homes created to be naturally complementary through distinctive brickwork and uncomplicated design.
One of the first Plasdŵr neighbourhoods to be developed, Pendown is home to:
Lead developer Redrow Homes’ Cae St Fagans development, where the first Plasdŵr residents have moved into the first of 238 homes set across this 14-acre development south of Pentrebane Road in the St Fagans ward. Cae St Fagans comprises 238 two, three and four bedroom homes. Find out more here.
Maes yr Haf
Maes yr Haf, meaning ‘field of the summer’, offers the best of all worlds. These 3 to 4 bedroom homes reflect on the finery and attention to detail seen in the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, while also incorporating the contemporary touches expected of modern housebuilding.