Port of Cardiff
ABP Business Park, Longships Road, CF10 4RP

This opportunity comprises 2 prime development sites of approximately 3.59 hectares (8.88 acres) and 1.67 hectares (4.14 acres) situated in the heart of Cardiff Docks with rail access immediately adjacent, which could be extended into the site. The site benefits from excellent road connections via the port and Rover Way, in turn leading to the A48M and motorway network. The site also has the potential to benefit from direct access to port facilities.

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5.26 hectares (13.02 acres)

Site A 1.67 hectares (4.14 acres) 
Site B 3.59 hectares (8.88 acres)

Leasehold Design & Build units ranging 1,393 sq m (15,000 sq ft) - 9,290 sq m (100,000 sq ft)


The sites have areas of 3.59 hectares (8.88 acres) and 1.67 hectares (4.14 acres) of development land and are located in the heart of Cardiff Port, just 1 mile from Cardiff city centre.

  • Single unit occupancy ranges between 1,393 sq m (15,000 sq ft) - 9,290 sq m (100,000 sq ft)
  • Site can be sub-divided to suit occupier requirements
  • Bespoke design and build opportunities


1.5 million people live within the Cardiff Capital Region, 78.40% of the Cardiff population are economically active.

  • 195,500 skilled workforce with NVQ2+ qualifications
  • £574.90 average full time weekly wage - £38.20 below the UK average
  • 369,200 Cardiff population, projected to rise to 410,700 by 2030


Outline planning permission has been granted for development across multiple use classes:

  • B2 Industrial
  • B8 Storage and Distribution
  • With experienced, in-house resource, ABP Cardiff is in a unique position to facilitate rapid planning and development


There is existing connectivity to the Port’s power infrastructure and plans are underway to secure additional capacity to the site.

  • We will work closely with potential occupiers to ensure their specific energy requirements can be accommodated


The sites extend to approximately 3.59 hectares (8,88 acres) and 1.67 hectares (4.14 acres), offering the potential for a range of uses, subject to planning.

Available as a whole or in part, this exciting opportunity has the capacity to range between 15,000 - 100,000 sq ft of new industrial / distribution accommodation in the city of Cardiff, the fastest growing capital city in Europe. The Port provides multimodal facilities, including direct quayside access capable of accommodating vessels of 35,000 dwt and a newly constructed rail loading facility to facilitate rail handling services.  ABP has invested significantly in the port over the past few years, modernising infrastructure and supply customers with specialist storage solutions and handling equipment.

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ABP has the financial resource, the expertise and the experience to design and build bespoke accommodation ranging from single units to multi-building facilities.


+ 5.26 hectares (13.02 acres) of brownfield development land
+ Outline planning consent granted for employment use (B2 and B8 use classes)
+ Situated in the Cardiff Capital Region
+ The port has the ability to accommodate deep-sea trade
+ The site is wholly owned by ABP and leasehold facilities can be designed and built to meet individual occupier requirements
+ The site has access to port-related utilities and services. A full assessment of available utilities will be provided on request
+ The site can be sub-divided to suit individual occupier requirements up to 15,000 – 100,000 sq ft
+ Excellent road access to Junctions 29 and 33 of the M4 motorway
+ Bespoke design and build opportunities available
+ Multi modal connectivity – road / rail / sea

Potential Uses

+ Industrial
+ Port-related uses
+ Logistics
+ Warehouse
+ Manufacturing and processing

Port Services

The Port handles 1.4 million tonnes of goods annually. The port is a major hub for ‘long product’ steel, sea dredged aggregates, liquid bulks and construction materials including forest products.and has expertise in bulk and break bulk cargoes.

The docks can accept vessels of varying sizes: 

Draught: up to 10.0m
Beam: up to 26.0/27.0 m
Length: 198m
DWT: 35,000 tonnes. 

(ABP can provide separate handling services quotation on application).


1.5 million
people live within the Cardiff Capital Region

of Cardiff’s population are economically active

skilled workforce with NVQ 2+ qualifications

Cardiff population predicted to rise to 410,000 by 2030

average full-time weekly wage - £38.20 below the UK average

3 Universities
based in Cardiff

Existing Port Occupiers

Transport Links

ABP Business Park is strategically situated in Cardiff Bay, on the southern edge of Cardiff city centre and has excellent connectivity to Cardiff’s main road network. The site also benefits from excellent connectivity via rail, air and sea.

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The site benefits from access to both Junction 29 (east) and Junction 23 (west) of the M4 by the newly extended A4232 dual carriageway as well as direct access to the centre of Cardiff, Wales’ capital city.

M4 J29 15.6km/9.7 miles
Newport 23km/14miles
Bristol 70.2km/43.6miles
Swansea 70km/40miles
Birmingham 199km/123.6miles
Southampton 214km/132miles
London 241.9km/150.3miles
Road Transport links
Road Transport links


The site benefits from direct rail access which can be extended into ABP Business Park to allow transportation of freight and products via the Great Western mainline, ideal for low carbon transportation.

Cardiff Bay Station 2.6km/1.6miles
Cardiff Central Station 3.7km/2.3miles


The Port of Cardiff regularly services international shipping services from Scandinavia, the Baltic region, Ireland, NW Europe, Turkey and the Mediterranean with vessels up to 35,000 DWT. ABP Business Park benefits from direct port access and can accommodate deep sea trade. Other key ports in South Wales include ABP Barry, which is 8 miles or 28 minutes travel time from the site and ABP Newport, which is 14 miles or 26 minutes travel time from the site.

Road Transport links
Road Transport links


With flights to the UK and beyond, Cardiff is well served by major airports.

Cardiff Airport 23.8km/14.8 miles
Bristol Airport 80km/50miles
Birmingham Airport 194.3km/120.7miles
Heathrow Airport 218.7km/135.9miles

Master plan

An indicative master plan for the sites is shown below. Bespoke units can be built to suit specific occupier requirements.

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Accommodation (Option 1 left - Option 2 right)

Unit 1 5,110 sq m 55,000 sq ft
Unit 2 3,716 sq m 40,000 sq ft
Unit 3 2,787 sq m 30,000 sq ft
Unit 4 4,645 sq m 50,000 sq ft
Unit 1 5,110 sq m 55,000 sq ft
Unit 2 7,897 sq m 85,000 sq ft
Unit 3 929 sq m 17,000 sq ft


The site offers leasehold opportunities for bespoke development to meet individual requirements. Terms available on application.


Mains services consisting of electricity, water and drainage will be made available to site and can be connected at an additional cost to the ingoing tenant.

Service Charge

A provision will be included in any lease for each tenant to pay a service charge, contributing to the costs of maintaining the common areas of the estate and providing on-site security.

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