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John Street - Callaghan Square

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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostWed Nov 08, 2017 2:59 pm

Planning has been submitted for this development ... APR_121801


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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostWed Nov 08, 2017 4:27 pm

Good news, hopefully it will go ahead quite quickly, though i think the tower is not going to start immediately.
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostWed Nov 08, 2017 5:33 pm

It'll be interesting to see if they start within the next 12 months, depends on if they get a tenant for the hotel and offices beneath I guess.

The tower and the office below it are meant to be phase 1, with the smaller office building coming afterwards I think.

At the moment the site is occupied with the railway works anyway.


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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostWed Nov 08, 2017 5:45 pm

The DAS talks about "client brief" for the hotel and the two office buildings. Now it could just be talking about JR Smart, them being the client of the architect. But might it also suggest they have someone tentatively lined up? There was also the news from Russell Goodway that they may have found a tenant for the 100%-office version of the Interchange building. So perhaps they're gunning for the same tenant? (Or alternatively, we have two occupiers looking for circa 250-300k space?!).

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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostWed Nov 08, 2017 5:53 pm

The DAS shows views of the future cluster in this part of Cardiff. It will be without parallel in the UK, outside of London, IMHO. Mcr, Brum, Leeds and Liverpool all have impressive high rises but none of those cities will have such a cluster.

With so many new buildings close to the main rail line (including Central Square) the journey into Cardiff by train, from the east, will be quite spectacular
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostWed Nov 08, 2017 6:18 pm

It looks like the smaller of the 2 buildings (more southerly) has the full detailed planning request, with the taller hotel and office building nearer the railway arches going for outline application. Looking at the Hybrid planning application letter.
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostThu Nov 09, 2017 7:39 pm

Of all the buildings currently planned for Cardiff, I think that this will be the most significant as it links up all the surrounding developments and should give Callaghan Square a big boost. Really looking forward to it...
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