Case Studies

Cardiff Sports Village

In 2001, Cardiff County Council selected Orion to be their Master-Developer for the Cardiff International Sports Village.  The partly contaminated 80-acre site in Cardiff Bay was to form an important part in Cardiff’s bid to stage the Commonwealth Games.  Orion achieved planning consent for 1,000 residential bay-side homes, selling the site to a US based company for the highest residential land value achieved in Wales at that time.  Planning consent included a 50m Commonwealth Games standard swimming pool, 100,000sq ft of A3 and leisure space, a conference centre, a new arena for the Cardiff Ice Devils, Toys R Us and a Morrisons super store.

Last year St Mungo’s helped almost 30,000 people in need on our streets or at risk of homelessness. As a charity and housing association, we couldn’t do as much as we do without organisations such as Orion Land and Developments Ltd. We are very grateful for their generosity, and my personal thanks to Richard and Jean for their ongoing support over many years.

Howard Sinclair, Chief Executive of St Mungo’s

Richard and his team’s knowledge of property and ability to recognise uniquely excellent opportunities for development are unmatched. We are very grateful to the team for helping us secure land prime for BTR development while also helping us navigate the planning process.

Paul Wrights, President – Europe, Cortland