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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 14, 2017 6:34 pm

Amoore wrote: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.


Actually I did think that this in itself was an indication of those plans - as obviously or it would seem unlikely as the centre presently exists thar Bros Burrito would've considered locating there :)
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostMon Jan 16, 2017 9:37 am

If burrito bros are moving in, how is the site going to be developed?
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostMon Jan 16, 2017 9:59 am

Jantra wrote:If burrito bros are moving in, how is the site going to be developed?


Yes initially I thought that these plans, we await, involved the centre virtually being started again. :?
So - on the strength of the Burrito Bros announcement then presumably they are aware of what's to become of the centre and therefore it's not going to involve that end! So it's gonna have to be pretty exciting 'the other end'!! :o oh well maybe we'll find out more this week.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostMon Jan 16, 2017 10:11 am

Maybe it's a pop up, there wouldn't be room for a kitchen in that tiny unit so I imagine the food would be produced in their main shop. A bit of rental income while the plans are being finalised possibly.

Having said that, I doubt they'd want to lose Tesco & easyGym so maybe that end is remaining but redesigned.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostMon Jan 16, 2017 1:35 pm

The centre is not closing, and Pret, Tesco, EasyGym and Pulse are long term tenants. They all have a strong trade and fit in with a more leisure-led centre. There is little need for drastic redevelopments at that end besides converting units to A3 and possibly cosmetic changes.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostTue Jan 17, 2017 10:21 am

Just a rough idea of what we could see.
These are plans by newriver for a shopping centre in oxford in a similar condition to capitol shopping centre.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ox ... e-38089023
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostTue Jan 17, 2017 8:56 pm

Philnpt wrote:Just a rough idea of what we could see.
These are plans by newriver for a shopping centre in oxford in a similar condition to capitol shopping centre.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ox ... e-38089023


Something like that wouldn't be too bad.

Any news please?
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Jan 21, 2017 1:13 pm

Any word on that imminent announcement regarding the tower?
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSun Jan 22, 2017 8:11 pm

I'm no Engineer or Architect but I would imagine the entire centre would need to be closed if they were to construct a 30 Story Tower.

The foundations I would imagine are not strong enough to support such a building and would be difficult to keep a section open whilst demolition work is being carried out on the remaining part of the building.

I do agree with other peoples thoughts that they should concentrate on the entertainment industry, on the shopping front it's a lost cause.
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Re: 30-storey tower proposed for Capitol Centre

PostSat Jan 28, 2017 3:56 pm

The emptiness of the centre is now on Wales Online radar http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/changing-face-cardiff-shopping-centre-12518559

Will this force that announcement?
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