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30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostThu May 18, 2017 3:21 pm

Vidal Sassoon closing their shop in the Capitol http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-sout ... s-39962332

Surely we must get the redevelopment plans out of the owners (NewRiver REIT) soon?
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostThu May 18, 2017 4:05 pm

Maybe it's a good thing for New River to have one less tenant to plan around. They did have Vidal Sassoon on one of the CGIs which may mean they expected them to stay.

I find it odd that they haven't relocated though, would have thought there would be plenty of other options.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostThu Jul 13, 2017 3:06 pm

Anyone have any further news on this project? It's all gone a bit too quiet.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostFri Aug 18, 2017 4:06 pm

An announcement is imminent. When it comes it will be pretty decent with lots of new tenants revealed.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Aug 19, 2017 1:02 am

is there a tower? is it resdiential, new shops, refurbishment???
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostMon Aug 21, 2017 10:50 am

Amoore wrote:An announcement is imminent. When it comes it will be pretty decent with lots of new tenants revealed.


Is that - this week imminent? It would be great to hear of something happening to save this centre - we lost some pretty decent buildings for the Capitol centre. When it was shiny and new that certainly seemed more justified (although still not fully) than it does now that it's 2/3rds empty :|
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostMon Aug 21, 2017 11:10 am

paul cardiffwalesmap wrote:
Amoore wrote:An announcement is imminent. When it comes it will be pretty decent with lots of new tenants revealed.


Is that - this week imminent? It would be great to hear of something happening to save this centre - we lost some pretty decent buildings for the Capitol centre. When it was shiny and new that certainly seemed more justified (although still not fully) than it does now that it's 2/3rds empty :|


What buildings would they be Paul? As a history nerd I’d be interested to see what could’ve been there instead of that ugly vacant centre that exists in its place today!
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostMon Aug 21, 2017 11:51 am

Well the main one that springs to mind is the Capitol Theatre - now it looks a bit grimy here but in the days before queen st was pedestrianised they all did! also inside was pretty impressive - and historically many a famous artist/band performed here.

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My main thought is that things should only be demolished if a dramatic improvement is developed and the empty Capitol centre is not presently an example of that! Still, let's see what is proposed, with these hopefully soon to be announced plans :?:
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostMon Aug 21, 2017 12:30 pm

Although in fairness the Capitol theatre was largely demolished years before it's namesake shopping centre was built.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostMon Aug 21, 2017 1:04 pm

fair play my memory is letting me down there!

this from cinema treasures....

A great theatre which opened on 24th December 1921. Built for an independent operator, it was taken over by Paramount in 1931 (leased). The building also had a ballroom, three restaurants, a banqueting suite and a snooker room. It was taken over by Odeon Theatres in August 1941 (leased) and finally purchased by the Rank Organisation in April 1964.

The Capitol Cinema had many famous stars appear on its large stage, including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Bill Haley & The Comets, Danny Kaye, The Bay City Rollers and on 7th November 1964, The Beatles.

Closed on 21st January 1978 with the X-rated double bill programme “Yellow Emmanuel” and “The Street Killers”. It was demolished in February 1983 and the Capitol Odeon Cinemas were built on the site.


So the Odeon is the guilty party!! apologies Capitol centre - now what's the announcement!! :)
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