The number 5 site is cleared though. I'm a bit confused as to what they'll be doing with that plot though. As we all know, they've got planning permission for a tower, but the site hoarding has the plot as a 95,000sq ft office.
Maybe a new application is being discussed. It wouldnt surprise me given how positive the council have been regarding developments in the past few years. Planning success seems to be a given these days in certain areas
It just gives me a sense that Cardiff's council are REALLY trying to push the city upwards. Im really not surprised, I've always felt that Cardiff has quite an unfinished look due to all the developments from the 2000's being built quite tall, but having empty plots next to them. The sooner that darned Callaghan Square plot is filled in the better!
Worth looking at the Twitter feed of RVW, the Structural Engineers involved with Capital Quarter: https://twitter.com/rvw_consulting These guys are also involved in Bayscape.
I certainly won't complain about an increase in height. What I don't understand, is why the Welsh Government has sat on the land at Callaghan Square for so long? What were they waiting for? Or, what development did they hope to put there?
It's odd that we have a development like Capital Quarter that starts on the outside of the CBD and moves inwards. Usually developments move out as inner plots are taken (unless something is knocked down).