Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Trident Park

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51°28'21"-03°08'57" show decimal

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Trident Park
Glass Avenue, Cardiff Bay, Wales

Formerly known as Nippon Electric Glass UK

Nippon Electric Glass (UK) used to manufacture glass items, such as for the front of television sets. However, due to a slump in sales and profits with cathode ray tubes making way for LCD and plasma screens, the company was closed down in November 2005.

The 50 acre site was purchased by PMG Developments in 2006 and has been renamed Trident Park. Demolition began in mid 2007, being undertaken by the Cuddy Group.

This location is private and has no or limited access only. The park is currently undergoing heavy reconstruction, and there is no public access so photos can only be really be taken from the roundabout outside.

 

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Photograph taken: 25th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

"The front of the building that is seen in the screenshots is visible from the roundabout on Ocean Way, outside of the Park."

Meat
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Filmed: 2007
Owen and Ianto search the warehouses.

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Filmed: 2007
The dealers turn up to find Rhys.

 

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Where to walk to next?

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Enfys Television Studios (Doctor Who Series 8 Filming). Head north on Porthmanmoor Road until you reach the studios. (0.3 miles, 6m)

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Cardiff Heliport (Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel, The Idiot's Lantern, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?). Head south along Ocean Way, walking around the large roundabout, then crossing the smaller roundabout and turning right onto Rover Way. Then turn left onto Foreshore Road and walk to the heliport at the end. (0.75 miles, 15m)

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Cardiff Bay Business Centre (Unit 5) (Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 0.37 miles.

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Gwinnutt Ltd Electrical Engineers (Rise of the Cybermen): 0.43 miles.

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The Maltings Ltd (Gridlock, Turn Left, The Next Doctor, A Good Man Goes To War, Deep Breath, Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 0.53 miles.

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Henke Court (The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe): 0.65 miles.

Other show-related mentions for the location:

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30 Jun 2008: Trident Park: Site Folder - This PDF shows how the site is expected to be developed. In relation to the Torchwood filming for Meat, plot "C" is where much of the warehouse filming took place, including the open space towards Roath Dock. Note also a proposed link road to run alongside!

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21 Dec 2010: John Lewis: "I used to work at Nippon Glass and seeing the filming sites was quite interesting. I do believe that there was a Dalek episode also filmed there. I can't tell you the name of the episode but to describe it, the daleks were in some kind of debate inside a large building with a number of columns arranged around them. When I saw it I told my son "thats beneath the furnace at Nippon Glass". The actual location if I am right is the now demolished building 3 at the west end beneath the furnace, on the aerial google earth shot it is the most southerly building.

Further links about the location:

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Trident Park - estate website

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29 Oct 2005: BBC Wales News - Report on the closure of the factory.

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Insider Media - Report on the purchase of the factory by PMG Developments.

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22 Aug 2007: Cuddy Group - Information on the demolition plan for the former NEG Site.

Related Stories

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Invasion of the Bane

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Smith And Jones [7 Nov 2006]: Royal Hope Hospital (corridor/MRI pickup)

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Daleks in Manhattan [31 Oct, 1-7 Nov 2006] (beneath old furnace): Dalek base.

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Evolution of the Daleks [31 Oct, 1-7 Nov 2006] (beneath old furnace): Dalek base.

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Utopia [1-2 Feb 2007]: Base

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Last of the Time Lords [2-3,15-16 Mar 2007]: Lower decks of the Valiant/Docherty's Factory

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The Warriors of Kudlak [29 Jun, 3-4 Jul 2007]: Combat 3000 Offices/Arena

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Meat [2007] (warehouse/pipelines): Inside/Outside the "meat" warehouse

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Exit Wounds [2007] (warehouse): Inside the nuclear power station

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