Cardiff is fast becoming one of Europe’s most prominent capital cities. Cardiff is a hub for business, tourism and culture. The lure of living in a vibrant city centre and the style and charisma of the popular Cardiff Bay is a perfect backdrop for anyone looking to invest in property. Keylet Sales & Lettings have been working closely with the Love Property Group owned by director Peter Vidler, they are a bespoke development company concentrating on up and coming areas within the Cardiff districts with a strong commitment to quality and location and boast over 25 years’ experience in the property development industry. We like to ensure a smooth transition between developing a property to selling or renting it and have worked with many projects with them in the past. It is rewarding on both parts when a development is transformed, from old shipping offices to a Victorian Mansion, no project is too big or small.
Here we take you through some of our most significant projects.
This is a purpose built detached 3 storey block to the south of Richmond Square constructed in 2002 and refurbished in 2012. It provides 28 double bedroom apartments in total.
Set in between the student areas of Roath and Cathays, Richmond Square is the ultimate in urban living. Construction started in 2010 by Carter Lauren Construction Ltd. The square has been cleverly designed, with the use of glass, timber and render to create a light and contemporary building. The Richmond Square collection contains 13 luxury studios, 9 luxury duplex studios, 38 quality one bedroom apartments and 5 top of the range 2 bed duplex apartments. Each is designed with an open plan living area offering a bright and inviting interior space, modular integrated kitchens and sleek ’Porcelenosa’ bathrooms.
Empire House has, over the years, become an iconic landmark within Mount Stuart Square in Cardiff Bay. Fully refurbished, the Grade II* listed building has been transformed into 37 luxury apartments. Originally built by Cardiff architects Percy Thomas and Ivor Jones in 1926, Empire House was the vision of Commander Charles E Evans, chairman of Evans and Reid - one of the largest coal exports in Wales. It has historical significance within the capital, which led to it achieving listed status in 1991. The Love Property Group began developing this project in 2012 and construction was completed by R& M Williams.
In 2014, the developers appointed LCB Construction Ltd to start their next project – Cathedral Parc - a Neo Gothic Victorian Mansion, transformed into 14 apartments. Set on the edge of Cardiff’s central parkland, Cathedral Parc combines classic Victorian architecture with smart design and modern convenience. Offering 14 stunning properties from one and two bedroom duplex apartments to light and spacious park view apartments, all finished to the highest standard.
We have the local knowledge and expertise by the people we employ to ensure that you obtain the best return on investment possible, whether that be in the form of a student let or executive apartment. As we already work closely with a bespoke property development company we could help you with your new project. We can also offer a variety of packages to suit your requirements and we can do as little or as much as you please. Whether you need help with what area of Cardiff you wish to invest in, or any home staging advice, our staff are on hand to help. We also have a large pool of reliable contractors to help maintain the condition of the property.
As a local property expert, we also are the first to know about any new legislation that you may need to be aware of. This can range from property to property, for example in Student area of Cathays, you will need to know about HMO Licensing and if you wish to let a property anywhere in Wales you now need to be qualified under the Rent Smart Wales scheme. We also work closely with the local councils and accredited scheme ARLA so are information is up to date.
In terms of selling or letting the property after it’s completed, with Keylet, you can rest easy knowing that your investment will be well looked after from start to finish. Our Sales and Lettings team will be on hand to assist, you can fully utilise our use of online portals such as Rightmove and On The Market so that your property is seen, and we will use our existing database of clients who we think would like to view your property so you receive the best outcome in the quickest amount of time.
If you would like to know more about property investment, we have some more information here