12th - 15th March 2024, Stand R9.k, Palais Des Festivals, Cannes

Atlantic Wharf

Project Promoters

Cardiff Council


£500 million GDV


Leisure-led Mixed Use Inclusive of Residential, Hotel, Retail, Leisure & Offices


Cardiff Bay

Planning Status

Hybrid Permission granted March 2022

The Atlantic Wharf project is a leisure-led mixed-use scheme of 30 acres that includes a new 17,000 capacity Indoor Arena and mixed-use commercial space. The site is located within Cardiff Bay with direct connections into the city centre and near Cardiff Bay amenities, shops and attractions.

The area remains the gateway to Cardiff Bay, located at the end of both Lloyd George Avenue, the main road that connects the city centre to the Bay, and the city centre rail link.

The Council’s ambition is to create a unique exemplar destination for Cardiff Bay that complements the existing facilities, a place where people come together to be entertained, to shop and relax. Hotel and residential apartments will sit comfortably alongside the development helping to make this a truly mixed-use offer.

The development will become the focus of a new Metro stop located directly outside the main entrance to the new plaza, which engages with new pedestrian and cycle links connecting the existing Bute East Dock with the Bay.

The new Indoor Arena will provide the catalyst for the regeneration of the area providing an entertainment destination within the city that attracts high quality events and increases footfall in an already popular visitor area.