Radyr Weir, Cardiff - Taff Trail Riverside Amenity
Project Number: 390641.020
Objective: To provide a recreational space on the Taff Trail, adjoining the new Hydro Electric facility at Radyr Weir
Project Completion Date: November 2016
Contributing Landfill Operator: Cardiff City Council
LCF Funding: £62,900
Radyr Weir, located on the northern outskirts of Cardiff, spans the breadth of the River Taff at a height of 3.5 metres. It was built in 1774 to divert water into a leat to the Melingriffith Tin Plate Works. The Taff Trail, a popular 56 mile route (Brecon to Cardiff Bay) for cyclists, walkers and Horse Riders, borders the river on its journey to the sea.
This project will create a recreational space for users of the Taff Trail; the amenity will also attract visitors who want to view the newly completed (July 2016) Radyr Weir Hydro Electric Facility, a renewable energy scheme that utilises the topography of the Weir. The project will re-direct and upgrade the Taff Trail along a 140 metre juncture and will also provide new fencing along the riverbank, picnic tables, benches, landscaping, cycle stands and Interpretation Boards.
The project will protect the built and social environment.