Visit to Tramshed Digital Tech Hub


Cllr Russell Goodway, Cabinet Member for Investment and Development at Cardiff Council and Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Housing and Regeneration at the Welsh Government will be visiting Tramshed in Grangetown today (December 19th) to tour the facility and meet representatives from a selection of the digital technology companies that have made the new venue their home.

Originally built to maintain trams in Cardiff and then used to repair and MOT council vehicles, the former depot has been transformed into an events venue; arts centre; cinema; restaurant; bar and a tech hub.

The Tramshed is located at the junction with Clare Road and Pendyris Street in Grangetown and is a Grade 11 listed building which was previously owned by the Council. The disused facility was closed in 2014 and marketed for sale, as the Council carried out an asset review to deliver value for money from the Council's estate.

The building was acquired by local developer Simon Baston and the regeneration was supported by the Welsh Government under their Town Centre Loan Scheme as well as Cardiff Council.

Cllr Russell Goodway and Rebecca Evans AM will meet with representatives from the Digital Technology Companies to discuss their experiences and how the venue, and Cardiff as a destination, is helping them develop their business.

The Council is committed to working with the private and the third sector to continue to attract investment and jobs into the Welsh Capital. The Tramshed is a success story - transforming a building which was previously in disrepair into a thriving business creating jobs as well as an asset to the local community.

Simon Baston, will be giving a presentation on the history of Tramshed and how it has developed into the facility it is today.

A group discussion will then take place with all the businesses located in the tech space including the Big Learning Company; Tramshed Tech; Wildflame; Amplify ; Blue Stag and Blurrt.