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This new headquarters occupies a prime location in the heart of Cardiff city centre.

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General Information

Occupying a prime location opposite the St David’s 2 shopping centre in the heart of Cardiff, this 12-storey BREEAM ‘Excellent’commercial development provides a new headquarters for Admiral Group.

Above the building’s three basement levels and ground floor retail space, a modern office environment incorporating state-of-the-art IT systems caters for 3,000 staff.

Fast facts

2012 - 2014
Wales & West

Our in-house Design Group developed an alternative basement solution along with a temporary dewatering scheme to help ensure safe working.

We collaborated closely with our client and subcontractors on the development of the building’s bespoke façade. Precast concrete panels are infilled with a high specification glazing system which, uniquely, features factory formed glass-to-glass interfaces.

With the site’s central location presenting a number of logistical challenges, an online booking system, just in time deliveries and the use of a holding facility for materials has helped minimise disruption to our neighbours.

Our project team has helped upskill members of our supply chain, providing training in areas including occupational health, working at height and plant operation.

“We are extremely proud of the building… It is an outstanding example of a successful working partnership delivering a highly complex city centre project and will provide Admiral’s employees with an excellent environment in which to work.” Tony Nash, Stoford director