Why the South Wales Metro is good news for Property Investment    

Why the South Wales Metro is good news for Property Investment    

Regeneration is the future While Northern England is enjoying the fruits of the Northern Powerhouse Initiative, The Midland Engine is en route to experience the same level of economic regeneration for the Midland Region stretching to Wales. The biggest form of development is none other than The South Wales Metro set to revolutionise the transport

Why the South Wales Metro is good news for Property Investment    

Regeneration is the future

While Northern England is enjoying the fruits of the Northern Powerhouse Initiative, The Midland Engine is en route to experience the same level of economic regeneration for the Midland Region stretching to Wales. The biggest form of development is none other than The South Wales Metro set to revolutionise the transport of the region.

South Wales Metro 

The South Wales Metro is a multimodal integrated public transport network set to transform rail services, local bus services and active travel. This will include an investment of £738 million into the valley lines to Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhymney and Coryton. Over 170km of track will be electrified and track stations and signaling will all be upgraded including the building of at least five brand new stations.

What’s happening?

In preparation of this, Transport for Wales are investing in a £100 million depot to be at the heart of South Wales metro operations. Situated in Rhondaa Cynon Taf, the development of the depot will be the first major works as part of Transport for Wales’ transformation of the valley’s rail network for the South Wales Metro, as part of the wider £5 billion investment to transform transport in Wales. The modern depot will maintain brand new Metro Vehicles which are due to enter service from 2022. The site will also include a new Integrated Control Centre which will manage the operation of services on the Metro lines.

What does this mean for property investment?

Commutability

The revolutionized transportation system makes South Wales a key area for employees and businesses to enjoy. This will allow businesses to enjoy access to a wider talent pool from areas within the

Tourism

From the breathtaking Brecon Beacons to the spectacular Glamorgan Heritage Coast, the evolution of staycations, has seen South Wales continue to be a tourist attraction. The arrival of the South Wales Metro will strengthen the tourism industry, by stretching to more districts across the South Wales region.

The student population

Many students in their second, third and postgraduate years of study choose to live in private student accommodation instead of student halls. The arrival of the South Wales Metro, will give flexibility of the locations of student properties. With an efficiently-run transport system coming, the demand for luxury student accommodation will

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Neighbourhood Watch: Roath, Cardiff

Neighbourhood Watch: Roath, Cardiff

Roath, Cardiff In Wales’ thriving capital city, Roath is a district thriving with community, creativity and culture celebrating a diverse mix of students, young professionals and growing families to make the neighbourhood the eclectic success it is today. Retail Voted the 6th best shopping destination in the UK, Cardiff’s retail industry is a thriving economy.

Neighbourhood Watch: Roath, Cardiff

Roath, Cardiff

In Wales’ thriving capital city, Roath is a district thriving with community, creativity and culture celebrating a diverse mix of students, young professionals and growing families to make the neighbourhood the eclectic success it is today.

Retail

Penny Lane Vintage

Voted the 6th best shopping destination in the UK, Cardiff’s retail industry is a thriving economy. As Cardiff’s home of artistry, Roath’s surplus of shops is overflowing with choice. From vintage furniture at Beti Biggs’ Den to zero waste shop Ripple Living, Albany Road is bubbling with artistic talent for trade.

A top favourite of the area, is Penny Lane Vintage, an atmospheric boutique tucked in Wellfield Court surrounded by charity shops and fruit and veg stalls, all sharing a passion to serve the local community.

Culture

Roath Park

Celebrating Wales’ beautiful nature, Roath Park offers picturesque views of the lake and iconic walks through the Botanical and Rose Gardens, Roath Brook and Recreation Grounds. Offering an unspoilt Victorian architecture to contrast the modern touches from the conservation area with water birds to the tennis courts and playgrounds, Roach Park offers the tranquillity of suburbia.

Made In Roath Festival

Branded the artistic epicentre of Cardiff, Roath embraces the local talent, madeinroath, a week-long community arts festival showcases the huge creative talent from within the local community, as well as bringing exciting and inspiring art and culture to Roath. Launched in 2009, the October festival boasts a host of local art, craft and exhibitions to cater to the jam-packed artistic talent of Roath.

Cuisine

Milgi

Comfortably located along Wellfield Road, a favourite among young professionals, Pear Tree, is a cosy café/bar while La Vita offers the perfect Sunday afternoon of pizza and wine and Chai, is a serene option for tea drinkers. The first of its kind, Ana Loka, is Cardiff’s first vegan café.

Celebrating their diverse community, City Road offering of kooky cocktails in a yurt at vegetarian eatery Milgi to Lebanese feasts with belly dancing for entertainment at Mezza Luna.

Education

University of Cardiff

With three universities in the city, Roath is a popular choice for students in their second and third year.

Final Note

Favoured by students and young professionals alike, Roath is brimming with strong investment opportunities for student, residential and commercial properties.

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