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We’re Competitive 

The Cardiff Capital Region provides clear cost advantages with competitive property costs in comparison with other major UK cities. 

The last decade has seen Cardiff’s city centre transformed with a steady supply of high quality office and retail development. Significant new developments include the Capital Quarter and the prestigious Central Square with the new BBC HQ located at its heart. 

Commercial property costs in Cardiff are around 40% of that in London.

We’ve invested in our new HQ in Central Square and that’s been the trigger for a wider regeneration around that central part of Cardiff delivering around £1.1 billion of added economic value and 1,900 jobs. To be at the heart of the creative industries in this part of Cardiff is a fantastic opportunity for us to be closer to our partners and more accessible to the public.

Gareth Powell, Chief Operating Officer, BBC Cymru Wales

Cardiff is a low risk, high reward location.

Unlike most cities in the UK, Cardiff has high quality sites and grade A office space in the ownership of the private and public sector, both in the city centre and at city edge locations such as Cardiff Gate and St Mellons where plans for a new Parkway station are underway.

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More great reasons to invest in CCR

Our capital city, Cardiff, has experienced jobs growth over 20% in the past decade, with visitor numbers growing by 50%.
To compete well in today’s global economy you need confidence in a highly skilled, adaptable and dependable workforce. In our Region we have a youthful workforce with diverse skills, talent, motivation and loyalty.
The Cardiff Capital Region is in a strategically strong position with excellent access to mainline rail networks.
Cardiff’s diverse economy is among the most competitive of the UK Core Cities. The heavy industry of the past has given way to flourishing service and knowledge-driven sectors.
In Wales, the Welsh Government have set an ambitious target of delivering 20,000 new low carbon affordable homes this Government term.
The South Wales Metro is a once in a lifetime public investment of £1.3bn in our railways. This will transform the railway of the South Wales Valleys into a modern, electric, turn-up-and-go Metro.
The Cardiff Capital Region is renowned for hosting conferences and we are proud of our reputation as a leading destination for national and international events in our cities of Cardiff and Newport.
Quality of life is one of the big competitive advantages of the Cardiff Capital Region. Cardiff is consistently recognised as one of the best cities to live in by residents.
To drive success in the commercial arena we have set up costed and targeted funds that help to create such environments.