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John Street - Callaghan Square

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Vaduz

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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostWed Apr 24, 2019 11:15 pm

It’s a nice looking building... but when’s the tower going up???
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostFri Apr 26, 2019 9:51 am

Vaduz wrote:It’s a nice looking building... but when’s the tower going up???


The tower only has outlining planning consent, so not for a while. Although you'd like to think that there's some sort of interest if they are changing the height for the second time since the original tower plans.
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostWed May 29, 2019 6:55 pm

Walesonline article suggests a 100,000 square feet scheme at John St will start later this year:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/commercial-property/cardiff-desperate-need-new-office-16349622
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostThu May 30, 2019 8:50 am

RandomComment wrote:Walesonline article suggests a 100,000 square feet scheme at John St will start later this year:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/commercial-property/cardiff-desperate-need-new-office-16349622


Phase 1 then, it'll be good to see it start. That site has been an eyesore for so long.

Not sure how accurate the article is compared to what's actually going to happen, but what's also interesting to read from other schemes is the followng:

- Ledger building at Central Quay to start later this year
- Rightacres to start 'shortly' on the Interchange (we live in hope!)
- Some refurbishments at Hodge House, Caspian Point and Fusion Point 1
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostThu May 30, 2019 9:43 am

They started removing the siloes from Brains yesterday. It's quite possible the site will be cleared by August ish.

John Street is definitely starting this summer, says so on the JR Smart website.

Not counting on the interchange!
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostThu May 30, 2019 2:08 pm

Kyle wrote:
RandomComment wrote:- Rightacres to start 'shortly' on the Interchange (we live in hope!)


They've been stuck clearing that area for ages now!
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostThu May 30, 2019 2:14 pm

This all sounds good for this summer - of course with the exception of the interchange!! :roll:

Some 'action' from Brains yesterday

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I'm wondering when we may hear anything about central sq 6 with st davids house little more than a pile of bricks by now - this was yesterday...

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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostThu May 30, 2019 10:00 pm

Now that we can see it properly, the new HMRC building is looking good - it is well proportioned and carefully detailed.

But by heck, Southgate House needs a good scrub!

Re the bus station, is it intended for Cardiff Bus services or those heading beyond the city?
(And is Cardiff the largest UK city to have no bus station?)
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostFri May 31, 2019 10:27 am

Given the size of the office in Ty Glas plus four floors in Brunel House the new build doesn't look that large.
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Re: John Street - Callaghan Square

PostFri May 31, 2019 12:27 pm

Frank wrote:Given the size of the office in Ty Glas plus four floors in Brunel House the new build doesn't look that large.


I don't think HMRC use all the space at Ty Glas - I think a bunch is empty (basically derelict), and other is rented out to various low-cost occupiers like charities.

When they move to the new building they'll also probably cram people in more tightly. Many government departments have moved to hot-desking on the basis that at any one time a bunch of people are in meetings, on leave, etc. People can't leave things on 'their desk' (they don't have one) - they use lockers instead. It can be quite stressful apparently, as there are times when there aren't enough desks for everyone.
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