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Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:32 am
by Cardiffbay
Four sections there now as I passed on the train this morning and the lifting jacks are in place a third of the way up the crane.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:10 pm
by DavidH71
Concrete and steel reinforcement bars now extend up to first floor level. Hopefully the core will rise imminently. Progress also now visible at the Easyhotel site.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:19 pm
by paul cardiffwalesmap
Update - Sunday 26th Jan

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Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:49 am
by cjenkinswales
This is a big hotel. It’s bigger than I thought....... I hope the cladding will be attractive......

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:57 pm
by circly_object
I reckon it should look quite classy, black is a better cladding choice than white in the local climate and it will provide a point of contrast. I think we've got enough cream and white (generally stained!) render going on in the city centre at the moment.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:41 pm
by RandomComment
circly_object wrote:I reckon it should look quite classy, black is a better cladding choice than white in the local climate and it will provide a point of contrast. I think we've got enough cream and white (generally stained!) render going on in the city centre at the moment.


I don't think black is a better choice in our environs - seagull sh*t anyone? Generally grey/stone colours are most resilient to staining. Dark colours are also rather oppresive on the skyline and I think the bulkiness of this building will make it look quite monolithic.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:22 am
by cjenkinswales
The best materials I have seen on a building in Cardiff is the Clayton Hotel. It always looks smart whatever the weather and will stand the test of time.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:55 pm
by Cardiff
Clayton copied the materials from Sleeperz and you can see it is starting to look quite dirty, Sleeperz was opened in 2008 so roughly 10 years. If you notice most new buildings over 10 years old start to look grubby, it seems the natural lifetime so the Clayton should start showing its age soon.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:02 pm
by Kyle
I really don't like the windows. I don't mind black if it's done well, my fear with this one is it'll look cheap and even more so across the road next to the Clayton which I've always really liked, likewise Sleeperz. That's not because of the colour, the materials just look a good quality to me.

Only time will tell. It'll stand out if it's done badly that's for sure.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:50 pm
by Mr Blue Sky
RandomComment wrote:
circly_object wrote:I reckon it should look quite classy, black is a better cladding choice than white in the local climate and it will provide a point of contrast. I think we've got enough cream and white (generally stained!) render going on in the city centre at the moment.


I don't think black is a better choice in our environs - seagull sh*t anyone? Generally grey/stone colours are most resilient to staining. Dark colours are also rather oppresive on the skyline and I think the bulkiness of this building will make it look quite monolithic.


I agree with you RC. It could be rescued by having a very high quality cladding but that seems unlikely. The cladding is good on the new one down the Bay so there's a slim chance that this could be ok.