It has been six months since the last consultation on proposals for a new Welsh medium primary school for Grangetown and Butetown. To say it has been a long process is an understatement. While when and where it will be built are still uncertain, a local architect has put forward some speculative designs on how it could look.Nick Socrates says he envisages a beautiful building for local people to get excited and optimistic about, a design which can help with the regeneration of an area. He's not been appointed by the council - this is just one architect's vision from within Grangetown.Nick has deliberately made his design location non site-specific but thinks Channel View could be redeveloped and still include leisure.
Consultation meetings were held in June with controversy over a proposal to build the school on the Channel View leisure centre site, and redevelop community leisure facilities within the school. Another site in Butetown was suggested, while there has also been a call to rethink other potential sites, including the old gasworks site off Ferry Road - which is earmarked for future housing.