CARDIFF WELCOMES OVER 20MILLION VISTORS EACH YEAR WITH AN ANUAL SPEND OF £1BILLION AND IS ONE OF THE UK’S LEADING CITIES FOR INWARD INVESTMENT, WITH A NUMBER OF MAJOR SCHEMES IN PLANNING AND OFFICE SPACE LAUNCHING.
CARDIFF ALSO HAS A GROWING EMPLOYMENT BASE AND IS HOME TO THE UK’S LARGEST MEDIA CENTRE OUTSIDE LONDON, BBC CYMRU WALES, WITH THE HEADQUARTERS SCHEDULED TO OPEN AT THE END OF 2019.
THE CAPITAL CITY IS A HUB OF ACTIVITY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, ANNUALLY HOSTING MAJOR EVENTS INCLUDING SIX NATIONS RUGBY, THE RHS FLOWER SHOW, CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL, AND THE EXTREME SAILING SERIESTM.
THERE IS PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BRANDS AND WORLD-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT TO CAPTURE THE ATTENTION OF THE 1.6MILLION RESIDENT CATCHMENT AVAILABLE.
PROJECTED GROWTH BETWEEN 2016 AND 2036 MAKING CARDIFF THE CORE CITY WITH THE FASTEST PROJECTED POPULATION GROWTH
ANNUAL VISITORS TO CARDIFF WITH A SPEND OF £1BILLION
PEOPLE VISITED CARDIFF IN 2018
Wales Millennium Centre was created as a stage for Wales, to reflect the spirit of a nation, and become a home for the performing arts.
The mission was to broaden people’s horizons and offer every young person in Wales access to the arts. Co-funded by Welsh Government, National Lottery, Millennium Commission and the Arts Council of Wales the building cost £106m and took just two-and-a-half years to complete. The Queen officially opened in 2004 using an ornate steel key that travelled across five continents on a journey of goodwill before unlocking the front door.
Since opening in June 1999, the Millennium Stadium has welcomed, on average, over 1.3 million visitors per year.
Sporting the first fully-retractable roof in the UK, the venue is at the leading edge as a multi-purpose, multi-faceted event venue. The Millennium Stadium boasts a UEFA 5-Star rating and has hosted matches from two Rugby World Cups including the Final in 1999, witnessed three Wales Grand Slam successes in the RBS Six Nations, staged six showpiece FA Cup Finals plus hosted the major artists of the music business with a plethora of major concerts and motorsports events on its CV.
The installation of a partition drape system in July 2005 now means that the bowl of the Millennium Stadium can be used for multiple concert mode configurations and for staging exhibitions. The new Desso pitch installed in the summer of 2015 means the stadium will be retains it reputation of being one of most modern stadia in the world.
Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located within beautiful parklands at the heart of the capital, Cardiff Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history.
Following the death of the 4th Marquess of Bute, the family decided to give the Castle and much of its parkland to the city of Cardiff. For 25 years, the Castle was home to the National College of Music and Drama and since 1974 has become one of Wales’ most popular visitor attractions.
OCCUPYING ONE-THIRD OF CARDIFF CITY CENTRE, ST DAVID’S IS MORE THAN JUST A SHOPPING DESTINATION, IT’S PART OF THE COMMUNITY.
ST DAVID’S IS COMMITTED TO THE COMMUNITY, THROUGH SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES AND RETAILERS, INCLUDING INITIATIVES LIKE BIG MOOSE CAFE CONCEPT AND CAMPAIGNS SUCH AS ‘WE LOVE THE ‘DIFF’, CREATING 4,000 JOBS. ST DAVID’S HAS ALSO PROVIDED 304 RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS ABOVE THE CENTRE.
TOYS were DONATED THROUGH THE
ST DAVID’S TOY APPEAL SINCE 2016
RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS CREATED
ABOVE ST DAVID’S
WELSH CHARITIES ARE SUPPORTED
BY ST DAVID’S