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John Street - Callaghan Square

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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostMon Jan 01, 2024 7:31 pm

You dont set the ground level at 0.00 as you dont want to use negative numbers for say basement level to avoid error. So you select a local datum to represent 'ground level' in this case 7.500m. It doesnt mean the building 7.5m taller.

Think of it this way - if you want to build a 200m skyscraper then you could set the ground floor datum as 100.00 then you half your construction costs.
Build it and they will come.
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostSat Feb 03, 2024 12:17 am

Looks like Lloyds could be staying in St. William House. In an announcement that they are closing their call centre in Newport and moving the jobs to Cardiff it is stated that they will be 'refurbishing' their existing offices to accommodate the call centre, which I presume is St. William House.
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostSat Feb 03, 2024 7:13 am

'Refurbishing' = ramming in as many cubicles as we can
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostSun Feb 04, 2024 1:23 pm

Im not sure it's a done deal that Lloyds are going to come back to St William House. The assertion in the Argus that "...the Cardiff office is being refurbished..." is not a direct quote from Lloyds:

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/24087889.lloyds-bank-close-newport-offices-move-cardiff/
Lloyds Bank told the Argus that this move will cause no job losses, and the Cardiff office is being refurbished to provide "a state of the art, modern workspace".


It may turn out to be the case, but I suspect that they are going to play the SWH landlord off against the market for new space in central Cardiff .

The landlord will be highly motivated to retain Lloyds because it's highly unlikely they will find someone else who needs that amount of space and it wont be easy to let that building to multiple tenants. Lloyds will want a relatively prestigious building as it will be their only HO location in Wales. They will also demand the highest environmental credentials, and although the truth is that re-use is likely to be better than new build because of the embedded carbon, it probably doesn't work like that when corporations report the environmental impact of their leased estate.

I'm not convinced that SWH can tick these two boxes no matter how much it is improved. So, If I had to guess I would say that it will end up being redeveloped into a residential or mixed-use high rise scheme.
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostSun Feb 04, 2024 3:49 pm

It's a really ugly building so hopefully they do move to John St and it gets redeveloped. It doesn't suit a central location, looks like something on an office park by the M4.
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