Grade II-listed Cardiff building 'transformed' into office space

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A Grade II-listed building in Cardiff Bay has been "transformed" after being left boarded up and empty.

The Platform, next to the Cardiff Bay railway station, is in the process of being re-developed into an office space after receiving a £1m loan.

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The site has been boarded up and left empty before redevelopment. Credit: Google Streetview

The building was listed on the Victorian Society’s top 10 endangered buildings. It was originally designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and was the home to the first steam powered passenger train service in Wales.

The original Platform opened in October 1840 and later became the head office of the Taff Vale Railway until 1862.

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Funding from Cardiff Council alongside the the Welsh Government’s Town Centre Loan Scheme helped re-develop the site.

The Platform now houses 23 office units and there are further plans for a cafe and cocktail next to the building.