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Brickworks by Portabella

Trade Street, Cardiff, CF10

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Amidst the increasing homogeny of many city centres, Cardiff’s culture of independent businesses doing things a little differently is cause for celebration. As befits other cool cities, there is a desire to seek out the opportunities to shake things up. To arrest the monotony.

Why shouldn’t this appetite for something with more soul extend to housing? What if there were an opportunity to create something more interesting? To rejuvenate a forgotten part of the city centre; to reflect its industrial heritage with warehouse-inspired design.

So Brickworks was conceived. A six-storey warehouse-style brick building with a nine-storey addition comprising 100, one, two and three bed apartments offering a wide range of accommodation styles including duplex layouts, balconies and roof terraces. A large roof terrace on the sixth floor is for the shared enjoyment of all residents and their guests.

40 parking spaces are provided in the undercroft car park together with significant cycle parking and there are four commercial premises on the ground floor helping to deliver a dynamic street-scene and hopefully a platform for the next generation of independent disruptors.

South Central

As Europe’s youngest capital, there’s tangible sense of momentum in Cardiff these days. The city provides a welcoming environment for independent and creatively minded individuals to flourish.

While the 1990s saw the spectacular transformation of its defunct docklands in Cardiff Bay, the past few years have seen major improvements to the centre of the city with a renewed focus on the city’s southern side and the emergent South Central district.

Think of New York City, you think of its districts: The Upper West Side, Lower East Side, TriBeCa and South Central - All making up this world famous metropolis, yet each having its own separate identity. Residents are stakeholders, invested in their communities; the districts’ names their monikers.

The South Central area of Cardiff city centre offers so much opportunity from a residential perspective. As lifestyle becomes more important and we struggle to cope with the unrelenting pressure on our roads, the siting of new communities is ever important for the future sustainability of our city.

At Trade Street, South Central, we have a location served brilliantly by the rich amenities of the city centre. It’s a stone’s throw from Cardiff’s principal transport hubs and within walking distance of Cardiff’s booming commercial districts.
  1. Edgy warehouse style apartments
  2. Fantastic, emerging city-centre location
  3. Superb transport and amenities on doorstep
  4. Quality, design-led living spaces



Trade Street, Cardiff, CF10

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Leisure Facilities

With more parkland per head than any other UK city, the Welsh capital is a green city offering great quality of life. It’s also one of the UK’s fastest growing cities – these days there’s a tangible sense of trajectory and momentum in Cardiff.

Retaining more graduates and creatives than ever before, Cardiff is also nurturing a growing tech start-up community, and is home to a robust TV and media sector as well as several major financial services firms.

Central Cardiff features most big city brands but it’s the thriving independent businesses and Victorian arcades that give the city character. Individuals make a community, and it’s entrepreneurial Cardiffians who are following their passions and supporting one another in making central Cardiff a better and more interesting place to live.

Local Shopping

Cardiff city is widely regarded as one of the top ten best UK cities for retail and internationally renowned shopping is all within walking distance including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser and all the well known High Street retailers. But Cardiff’s story is more interesting than that – there are a wealth of fantastic independent shops and businesses with knowledgeable staff passionate about what they do.

From homewares to design boutiques and incorporating everything from tattoo artists to cheese artisans, whether you want a flat white, a pink gin or a beard trim, Cardiff’s independents have it all and exploring the architecturally magnificent Victorian arcades will reveal many of its hidden treasures.

Transport Links

Brickworks offers a highly sustainable location in transport terms being within easy walking distance of everything in Cardiff city centre. Cardiff central train station is just a few minutes walk with excellent links far and wide.

The new Cardiff central bus depot, just in front of the train station is due to open in summer 2018 and there are frequent bus services along Penarth Road, Callaghan Square and Dumballs Road.

Road links are

Perfect position just to the rear of Cardiff central station and the new central bus depot due to open in summer 2018

Nearest stations:

National Train Station logo Cardiff Central (0.2 miles)
National Train Station logo Grangetown (0.6 miles)
National Train Station logo Cardiff Bay (0.6 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Driving directions

On foot, exit the rear of Cardiff Central train station and Trade Street is almost opposite, next to the Lloyds TSB bank building and opposite Brains Brewery.

By car, Trade Street is situated off Penarth Road from the West and can be accessed from the East via Callaghan Square or from the South via Dumballs Road.



  • Concept, interior and specification by Portabella
  • 100 new-build, warehouse style apartments in Cardiff city centre
  • Striking gated entrance courtyard and industrial chic ground floor lobby area with lifts
  • Secure, undercroft car parking for some apartments with bike storage for all.
  • 1 Year Portabella New Homes Customer Care
  • Complete 10 year warranty against structural defects provided by BLP

  • Warehouse style red-brick building with contemporary cladding addition
  • Terrace or balcony to some apartments
  • Landscaped, communal roof sundeck on the sixth floor
  • Distinctive streetscape with four commercial units on Trade Street

  • Concrete effect designer kitchen with matching worktop
  • Undermount sink with mixer tap
  • Integrated appliances by BEKO
  • Fridge-freezer or fridge with icebox
  • Dishwasher
  • Built in oven, hob and extractor fan

  • Bathrooms designed by Portabella
  • Feature wall tiles
  • Luxury flooring
  • Sanitaryware and brassware by Roca/Laufen
  • Vanity mirror and wall lighting to all bathrooms with shaver point
  • Extra wide showers with rain head attachment to all apartments and baths to some apartments

    Electrical and Security:
  • Intercom with door release
  • Recessed spotlights throughout the apartment with pendant light fittings to kitchen and bedroom(s) and 5-amp socket
  • Mains linked smoke detection
  • Television points in living space and bedroom(s) linked to Sky
  • Telephone points
  • Hyperoptic ultra fast fibre-optic internet available.
  • Low energy lighting throughout

  • Electric heating throughout with slimline radiators
  • Electric towel rails in bathrooms
  • Laundry cupboard, plumbed for washing machine with hot water cylinder

  • Double-glazed windows and external doors
  • Painted internal panelled doors

  • Painted finishes in colours selected by Portabella
  • Warehouse style interior specification
  • Choice of luxury flooring to kitchen/living and hallway
  • About Developer

    Established in Cardiff in 2001, we are a multi-award winning, dynamic property company with a passion for doing things better.

    We create desirable living spaces; whether that’s brand new homes, converted dormant buildings or rejuvenated interiors, one thing remains constant – our uncompromising attention to detail.

    We’ve learned a thing or two about creating communities. It started with Sealock Warehouse: An opportunity to reinvigorate part of Cardiff Bay’s architectural heritage and to return a disused warehouse building into homes that people wanted to live in. People are influenced by their surroundings, where they live is important.

    We established that people wanted buildings that reflected their everyday life; buildings didn’t do that. We have the capability and the vision to create a building to inspire a community.

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