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Re: Central Square

PostSat Apr 13, 2019 6:51 pm

Stadium House was updated fairly recently - 2002.
Personally I think it looks 10x better than what was there previously.
The refurbishment made it the tallest building in Cardiff with the addition of the spire, so it certainly won't be removed any time soon, or updated again, I should think.
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PostSat Apr 13, 2019 10:46 pm

And no truth in the rumour that one world trade center was inspired by this very structure! :lol:
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Re: Central Square

PostSun Apr 14, 2019 12:13 pm

Kyle wrote:So what cranes do we have up in town currently Paul? I'd guess not alot, with one or two coming soon...such as the Premier Inn on Custom House Street and the Student Union building

It's nice to see St. David's coming down but that Media Wales building is a pig isn't it? It's really going to stand out now, at least it was hidden before.

I'm home in under 2 weeks so I'll pop into town for a wander


aah tower cranes - surely a mark of the level of construction activity. I believe that the count of city centre cranes in about a week will be a big fat zero!! :o The Zenith crane (Herbert St) is coming down very soon I believe. Slightly outside immediate city centre we've got 1 (or is it 2?) at students uni development park place, 2 at student accom. CRI west wing.

However within the next couple of months
1 at premier inn customhouse st
1 or 2 at Howard Gardens student accom.
1 (maybe) for that easyhotel fitzalan place
1 or 2 at the Dumballs road apartment blocks

Potentially there should be plenty more within 6 - 12 months - but who knows :?:
2 for ledger building (central quay)
2 for car park (central quay)
2+ for callaghan sq. john st
2 student accom. park place - bradley court
4 or 5 for the transport exchange if it ever actually starts!! :roll:

So 5 or 6 definites with a further 14ish possibles!! therefore from none in a week or so to
maybe 20 a yr from now - we'll see

ps. let's not forget - hopefully a big F off!! one at customhouse st ;)
oh and another one is of course cap qtr plot 5 - I noticed that a number of works cabins have appeared next to feeder so this one (residential tower - about 80m) could be all systems go soon.
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Re: Central Square

PostSun Apr 14, 2019 1:35 pm

Who is actually behind the Custom House tower? Am I right in saying that the Rapport family were behind the Bridge Street tower? Obviously Watkins Jones are behind the build of both.
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Re: Central Square

PostSun Apr 14, 2019 2:39 pm

paul cardiffwalesmap wrote:
Kyle wrote:So what cranes do we have up in town currently Paul? I'd guess not alot, with one or two coming soon...such as the Premier Inn on Custom House Street and the Student Union building

It's nice to see St. David's coming down but that Media Wales building is a pig isn't it? It's really going to stand out now, at least it was hidden before.

I'm home in under 2 weeks so I'll pop into town for a wander


aah tower cranes - surely a mark of the level of construction activity. I believe that the count of city centre cranes in about a week will be a big fat zero!! :o The Zenith crane (Herbert St) is coming down very soon I believe. Slightly outside immediate city centre we've got 1 (or is it 2?) at students uni development park place, 2 at student accom. CRI west wing.

However within the next couple of months
1 at premier inn customhouse st
1 or 2 at Howard Gardens student accom.
1 (maybe) for that easyhotel fitzalan place
1 or 2 at the Dumballs road apartment blocks

Potentially there should be plenty more within 6 - 12 months - but who knows :?:
2 for ledger building (central quay)
2 for car park (central quay)
2+ for callaghan sq. john st
2 student accom. park place - bradley court
4 or 5 for the transport exchange if it ever actually starts!! :roll:

So 5 or 6 definites with a further 14ish possibles!! therefore from none in a week or so to
maybe 20 a yr from now - we'll see

ps. let's not forget - hopefully a big F off!! one at customhouse st ;)
oh and another one is of course cap qtr plot 5 - I noticed that a number of works cabins have appeared next to feeder so this one (residential tower - about 80m) could be all systems go soon.


Development has also started for the flats on the old Wharf pub site. That'll have a crane.

Also don't forget about the tower next to Brickworks by Portabella. Brickworks finishes in the next few weeks, I would imagine work wouldn't be too long until starts.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/ ... r-14902119 even this could be around the corner in 2020.
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Re: Central Square

PostSun Apr 14, 2019 5:04 pm

Hi Lewis - Yes that portabella tower did cross my mind but no sign of demolition of the existing buildings at the moment, so I didn't think we'd be seeing a tower crane for sometime. However as you mentioned with brickworks almost open is this the next development to crack on with, I hope so! With central quay to be just the other side of penarth road this tower would be very nicely located.

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Re: Central Square

PostSun Apr 14, 2019 8:57 pm

There are two cranes at Maindy Road, presumably for Cardiff Uni, though I've no idea what's being built specifically.
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Re: Central Square

PostMon Apr 15, 2019 11:53 am

Lewisbeecham wrote:
paul cardiffwalesmap wrote:
Kyle wrote:So what cranes do we have up in town currently Paul? I'd guess not alot, with one or two coming soon...such as the Premier Inn on Custom House Street and the Student Union building

It's nice to see St. David's coming down but that Media Wales building is a pig isn't it? It's really going to stand out now, at least it was hidden before.

I'm home in under 2 weeks so I'll pop into town for a wander


aah tower cranes - surely a mark of the level of construction activity. I believe that the count of city centre cranes in about a week will be a big fat zero!! :o The Zenith crane (Herbert St) is coming down very soon I believe. Slightly outside immediate city centre we've got 1 (or is it 2?) at students uni development park place, 2 at student accom. CRI west wing.

However within the next couple of months
1 at premier inn customhouse st
1 or 2 at Howard Gardens student accom.
1 (maybe) for that easyhotel fitzalan place
1 or 2 at the Dumballs road apartment blocks

Potentially there should be plenty more within 6 - 12 months - but who knows :?:
2 for ledger building (central quay)
2 for car park (central quay)
2+ for callaghan sq. john st
2 student accom. park place - bradley court
4 or 5 for the transport exchange if it ever actually starts!! :roll:

So 5 or 6 definites with a further 14ish possibles!! therefore from none in a week or so to
maybe 20 a yr from now - we'll see

ps. let's not forget - hopefully a big F off!! one at customhouse st ;)
oh and another one is of course cap qtr plot 5 - I noticed that a number of works cabins have appeared next to feeder so this one (residential tower - about 80m) could be all systems go soon.


Development has also started for the flats on the old Wharf pub site. That'll have a crane.

Also don't forget about the tower next to Brickworks by Portabella. Brickworks finishes in the next few weeks, I would imagine work wouldn't be too long until starts.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/ ... r-14902119 even this could be around the corner in 2020.


That tower sure looks way higher than 100 m! Considering Bridge Street Exchange is about 85 m
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Re: Central Square

PostWed Apr 17, 2019 11:03 am

I know I go on about this a lot, but does anyone out there know if and when the approved plans for the transport exchange will get underway? or will the next we hear about this be another re-design yet again? WTF is going on? :roll: walesonline reported that work would be starting in march it's now the 2nd half of april and nada!!
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