Cardiff City Centre Improvement Works

EJ McGrath Construction began work in Cardiff for Birse Civils in June 2010, firstly repaving the High Street.  the First Section of paving was completed in less than 7 weeks with our teams working 7 days a week including day and night shifts Monday-Thursday.

The section was completed ahead of schedule and even allowed time for the paving to be extended beyond the planned sectional completion area.  The completion date was of great importance as the UK's second Armed Forces Day parade, attended by the Prince Charles and the Dutches of Cornwall, passing over the new paving, along with 80,000 members of the public. 

We worked with Birse to ensure disruption to local residents, business and visitors was kept to a minimum and to ensure strict Health and safety procedures were followed at all times on the busy street. 

Following our success on the first phase of the works we continued moving up the High Street and onto St Mary's Street.  The Project is now complete, we completed the paving on High Street, St Mary's Street, the Cardiff Castle Road crossing and entrance, Womanby Street, Quay Street and Guildford Crescent. 

We completed over 11,000m2 in total

Cardiff redevelopment opening ceremony

Posted on Wednesday 14th December 2011



EJ McGrath complete our work in Cardiff's High Street & St Mary's Street for the Castle Quarter renovation scheme.  Over the past 18 months we have installed over 11,000m2 of paving, including around the newly restored Pierhead Clock.  
Cardiff council leader Rodney Berman said he hoped the clock would become a focal point and a meeting place in the newly-paved pedestrianised city centre Castle Quarter.

 The Pierhead Clock was unveiled in a ceremony at the junction of St Mary Street and Wood Street, which also marked the completion of the Castle Quarter pedestrianisation scheme.

Hundreds gathered to welcome the clock home and watch the ceremony in the city centre yesterday afternoon.

Our customer says...

EJ McGrath have maintained a high standard in delivering the finished product. They are a professional company through from Directors down to the operatives on site. They have achieved their goals within a tight programme while maintaining high levels of quality and safety.

James Dennehy, Birse Civils Quantity Surveyor, Cardiff High Street/St. Mary’s Street improvement works

Materials used on site

  • Various types of Chinese Granite Paving
  • Porphyry
  • Granite Setts
  • Granite Kerbs and Channels of various sizes and finishes.