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Re: Central Square

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:08 pm
by Owen
Lewisbeecham wrote:I'm surprised by the reduced number of cycle spaces, palming it off to Network Rail isn't going to encourage use. I still don't understand the parking needs for the BBC staff. And I still don't think there is enough bay's to accommodate the city (and proposed Metro!).

I do however like the proposed visual. I very much doubt we will see any activity until Spring 2019.


Why do you think it will be Spring?

Re: Central Square

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:57 am
by Jonathan
I must admit that I'm a little underwhelmed by the whole development. It's nice, don't get me wrong, but not wow. It's such large space and a shame that so much of it is low rise. This was a great opportunity to really add to the skyline.

It's also disappointing that the bus station tower is relatively low-rise.

Maybe living in Vancouver (and being in Toronto last week) has spoiled me!

Re: Central Square

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:36 am
by Kyle
Jonathan wrote:I must admit that I'm a little underwhelmed by the whole development. It's nice, don't get me wrong, but not wow. It's such large space and a shame that so much of it is low rise. This was a great opportunity to really add to the skyline.

It's also disappointing that the bus station tower is relatively low-rise.

Maybe living in Vancouver (and being in Toronto last week) has spoiled me!


It's about right density wise for where Cardiff is at size wise and in particular size of the office market at the moment.

I'd love some tall office towers as well, but the demand isn't there.

Residential towers is another thing, I'm not sure why we are stuck at the mid-twenties level, maybe again it's a demand thing.

Re: Central Square

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:27 pm
by Simon__200
Lewisbeecham wrote:I'm surprised by the reduced number of cycle spaces, palming it off to Network Rail isn't going to encourage use. I still don't understand the parking needs for the BBC staff. And I still don't think there is enough bay's to accommodate the city (and proposed Metro!).

I do however like the proposed visual. I very much doubt we will see any activity until Spring 2019.

What happened actually with the parking arrangement for the BBC building? Was there not basement parking on the original plans?

Re: Central Square

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:34 pm
by Lewisbeecham
Owen wrote:
Lewisbeecham wrote:I'm surprised by the reduced number of cycle spaces, palming it off to Network Rail isn't going to encourage use. I still don't understand the parking needs for the BBC staff. And I still don't think there is enough bay's to accommodate the city (and proposed Metro!).

I do however like the proposed visual. I very much doubt we will see any activity until Spring 2019.


Why do you think it will be Spring?


There's no contractor.

Simon__200 wrote:
Lewisbeecham wrote:I'm surprised by the reduced number of cycle spaces, palming it off to Network Rail isn't going to encourage use. I still don't understand the parking needs for the BBC staff. And I still don't think there is enough bay's to accommodate the city (and proposed Metro!).

I do however like the proposed visual. I very much doubt we will see any activity until Spring 2019.

What happened actually with the parking arrangement for the BBC building? Was there not basement parking on the original plans?


Not sure, but they definitely have a basement, as does Plot 2. Surely they must include disabled bays for the flats?

Re: Central Square

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:34 pm
by DaveE
Some strong winds tonight have knocked 2 upright sections of the metal frame which surrounds the windows of 2 Central Square off the building, they look fairly heavy and are the height of around 2 floors (they cover the main supporting pillars in front of the recessed section). Luckily they were on the ground floor opposite 1 Central Sq, the area hasn’t been closed off - yet! Interesting to see if they now have to cover the whole building in scaffolding for years while they investigate the issue (not another Radisson)

Re: Central Square

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:23 pm
by Ash
Lewisbeecham wrote: Not sure, but they definitely have a basement, as does Plot 2. Surely they must include disabled bays for the flats?


The are parking spaces for BBC operational vehicles and for staff working early morning and late night shifts + some visitor parking. IIRC there are around 250-300 spaces planned spread between the basement and the Interchange multi-storey. That compares with around 900 spaces at the twin sites in Llandaff.

Re: Central Square

PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:19 am
by Lewisbeecham
Ash wrote:
Lewisbeecham wrote: Not sure, but they definitely have a basement, as does Plot 2. Surely they must include disabled bays for the flats?


The are parking spaces for BBC operational vehicles and for staff working early morning and late night shifts + some visitor parking. IIRC there are around 250-300 spaces planned spread between the basement and the Interchange multi-storey. That compares with around 900 spaces at the twin sites in Llandaff.


I wasn't aware that spaces are going in the basement as well as the interchange. I wonder how they'll distinguish who parks on which site? ;)

Re: Central Square

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:25 pm
by Kyle

Re: Central Square

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:32 pm
by Karl
Seems like a long time to demolish a building unless some of the leases are still running? On that note where are the Antics and Hobbies and Comic Guru shops moving to? I hope they stay in town somewhere - maybe one of the arcades?