The progress that is being made on the Central Square and Central Quay developments has today been hailed as 'progressive' and 'exciting' by a local Assembly Member.
David Melding CBE, the Welsh Conservative Assembly Member for South Wales Central, visited the Cardiff sites on Thursday (1st February) where he met Rightacres Chief Executive Paul McCarthy.
The sites have been a central aspect of Cardiff's Commercial Development scene in recent months, attracting the attention of the BBC and some UK Government departments.
The visit from Mr Melding - the Welsh Conservative spokesperson for the Environment, Sustainability, Housing and Planning - came only a few weeks before the plans for the Central Quay phase are expected to be submitted.
Speaking following the meeting, Mr Melding said:
"Yesterday I had a fantastic meeting with Rightacres to discuss the Central Square Development, and to see how the plans are progressing for the Central Quay Development. These are two innovative and environmentally progressive projects which will boost the standing of Cardiff amongst UK cities.
"The buildings are being developed with leading environmental technological advancements as part of the structure, such as planting and green roofs to attenuate drainage flows, and applying renewable technologies to limit utility consumption.
"Not to mention that the BBC HQ will meet the highest Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method environmental standards, becoming one of the most environmentally friendly commercial buildings in the UK.
"Cardiff's city centre has undergone a remarkable transformation over the last decade and these developments will continue to provide leadership in the sector, providing best practice of how city centre regeneration should be undertaken".