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30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

if it's about Cardiff.. Sport, Entertainment, Transportation, Business, Development Projects, Leisure, Eating, Drinking, Nightlife, Shopping, Train Spotting! etc.. then we want it here!
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Jan 07, 2017 12:11 pm

I posted that at exactly the same time as Amoore.

So this all makes sense to change the centre into more of a leisure based destination - The cinema to remain? or a cinema anyway, and a state of the art bowling alley, plus more I'm sure. The tower to be 70-80 metres rather than 115+ and I guess my observation area is out of the window as well! :cry: Still the canal plans are intriguing to say the least! and it all sounds very positive for the area. Any idea if these plans will be released next week?
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Jan 07, 2017 12:39 pm

Cinema to be integral, and expanded. I'd say plans to be released any day now.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Jan 07, 2017 2:03 pm

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Is there sufficeint water flow in the summer to prevent the canal feeder becoming a health hazard?
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Jan 07, 2017 2:07 pm

There are far more cons than pros I would say. You've got the issue of there being three busy bars/clubs immediately next to it. They'd be losing a popular taxi rank, and also the traffic is bad enough getting into the centre without reducing the road.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Jan 07, 2017 2:16 pm

Reducing the road?? by the look of the old photo above it would have to be pedestrianised.
Which is no bad thing really, could be Cardiff's answer to cAnal sTreet. in Manchester, complete with monthly drownings.

PS the Buses will by then be in the new shiny bus station so it won't have much traffic.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Jan 07, 2017 2:23 pm

I mean by Churchill Way's road ending at North Edward Street instead of Queen Street. Even without the buses, traffic is a nightmare on Churchill Way mainly caused by cars queuing to get into the Capitol car park. With the new direction the centre is taking, it needs improved access, not reduced.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostFri Jan 13, 2017 12:40 pm

Burrito Brothers is opening in the former EE unit at the entrance of the centre

http://www.burrito-brothers.co.uk/
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Jan 14, 2017 12:14 am

Amoore wrote:Burrito Brothers is opening in the former EE unit at the entrance of the centre

http://www.burrito-brothers.co.uk/


Not exactly the news I've been waiting on. Any word on that tower yet?
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Jan 14, 2017 3:54 pm

Peiriannydd wrote:
Amoore wrote:Burrito Brothers is opening in the former EE unit at the entrance of the centre

http://www.burrito-brothers.co.uk/


Not exactly the news I've been waiting on. Any word on that tower yet?


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Same here, as much as I like Burritos!! I've been eagerly watching for this thread to move to the top with the exciting news that we anticipate!!
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Jan 14, 2017 6:30 pm

Won't be long! :)

But Burrito Bros is not exactly insignificant - a former A1 unit right at the front of the centre turning A3. Indicative of what's to come.
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