These first images have been released of how the inside of St Paul’s Church will look, if £2m plans to convert part of it into flats are given the go ahead.
The long-awaited development by Wales and West housing association would see 12 one-bedroom apartments created inside the nave of the Victorian building, while two semi-detached two bedroomed homes would also be built in the grounds, backing onto Llanmaes Street.
A smaller church would remain inside the chancel, linked to the already refurbished community hall next door.
As part of the plans, eight of the church windows would be replaced and an entirely new floor would be needed. The pulpit, which dates from 1930, and the existing organ will both used in other churches. The 1920 war memorial window will be cleaned and repaired during the renovation.
There would also be a new shared entrance hall built for the church and flats as well as cycle parking.
Full details of the development have been released at a pre-planning stage, with residents invited to give their views as part of a consultation by the developers.
The church in Paget Street, which celebrated its 125th anniversary last year, was put up for sale several years ago due to the high cost of repairs, with the idea later emerging of the church sharing the building with social housing. All the homes which have been proposed have been deemed as affordable. Most services are now held in the adjoining hall, especially in winter.
There are links to all the documents and details of how to give your views on the St Paul’s Facebook page or directly via this link here too. Residents have until 9th December to submit their views to WPM Planning and Development before the planning application eventually goes to Cardiff Council.