Bute Street

Cardiff Council / Cardiff, UK

Cardiff Council, in collaboration with McGregor Coxall, is embarking on an ambitious project to breathe new life into the heart of Cardiff through the Bute Street Revival initiative. Recognising the potential of Bute Street’s 1km historical stretch, our vision is to metamorphose this vehicular pathway into a bustling community spine.

The project aims to pivot away from traditional urban design and establish a canvas that champions socio-cultural expression. Residents and visitors alike will experience a transformed streetscape that seamlessly integrates pocket businesses, expansive public art displays, and innovative seating arrangements.

A key feature of the revival will be a strong emphasis on urban greening, introducing green pockets and living infrastructure that not only enhance the city’s beauty but also its environmental resilience. Furthermore, playful elements will be sprinkled throughout, inviting children and adults to interact, engage, and rediscover the joy of community.

The Bute Street Revival is not just an infrastructural enhancement; it’s a movement toward a more inclusive, expressive, and sustainable urban future for Cardiff.



Site Area

2 ha


  • Community Engagement
  • Heritage
  • Cycleways
  • Public Domain Strategy
  • Public Realm Planning and Design
  • Shared Streets
  • Streetscape
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems [SUDS]
  • Tactical Urbanism
  • Urban Design Framework
  • Furniture and Signage
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