Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone

Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone is a 140-acre (56.7-hectare) business district at the heart of the closest capital city to London, with considerably lower overheads.

  • Closest capital to London, but with significantly lower Grade A office rental and salary costs
  • Low-cost, fast broadband via the UK’s fastest growing internet exchange
  • Large population base within commuting distance
  • An integrated public transport hub in the heart of the Zone
  • Supportive, devolved Government and proactive local authority
  • Locate alongside leading UK and International businesses such as Legal & General, SKY, RBS, Deloitte, and the BBC
  • Resilient utilities infrastructure
  • Local, secure data centres including a Tier 3 Data Centre
  • Three universities; three business schools, three law schools
  • Key sectors: Financial & Professional Services, ICT, Creative Industries

Central Cardiff’s Enterprise Zone designation is testament to our ambition of confirming Cardiff as the UK’s premier business location after London.

It’s a sizeable ambition and we understand our role in realising it, through investment in and co-ordination of infrastructure and property development.

Thinking big has served Cardiff well. It’s a progressive city which has undergone an impressive physical transformation and spectacular economic growth over recent years:

  • It has become home to world-class venues such as the Principality Stadium and Wales Millennium Centre, confirming it as a favourite city destination for tourists.
  • It offers a wide range of high-quality business space to meet the needs of modern business at very competitive occupational costs
  • It offers the chance for inward investors to locate alongside leading UK and International businesses and institutions, including Legal & General, SKY, RBS, Deloitte, and the BBC
  • It provides opportunities for new mixed-use investment and development to further enhance the Zone’s existing vibrancy, vitality, and sense of place
The areas and sites in Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone
  • Callaghan Square/Canal Parade
  • Capital Quarter
  • Cardiff Central Station
  • Central Square
  • Cardiff Interchange
  • Central Quay
  • John Street
  • Dumballs Road Sites
Companies already located in Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone
  • Legal & General
  • SKY
  • RBS
  • Deloitte
  • BBC
Other strategic sites within or local to Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone
  • Cardiff Waterside
  • Porth Teigr
  • Bute Avenue
  • Atlantic Wharf
  • Cardiff Docks