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Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:16 am
by paul cardiffwalesmap
Cardiff Demolition are on site for the start of this project - I believe they will start demolition of the York Hotel on Christmas Eve

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Custom House Street will see a lot of construction in 2018/19 - the hotel will be about the same height as the Radisson Blu hotel 72 metres just down the road with the substantial 132.5 metre watkin-jones tower in between.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:57 am
by moyceyyy
I wish the renders were more detailed than that. The 'loose' renders make it much easier to value engineer the project. I'm really sceptical about it.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:17 am
by Kyle
moyceyyy wrote:I wish the renders were more detailed than that. The 'loose' renders make it much easier to value engineer the project. I'm really sceptical about it.


I'm really not comfortable with the look of this tower, I know I keep saying it but I really don't like the look of the windows in that image and how it fits with the older building frontage that's being retained. It's going to be a prominent building, and standing so close to the mid-rise Clayton Hotel (which I really like), it's going to show up how crap it is. It's saved by the rubbish Marriott across the road and cheap looking OU and Unison building next door though.

As good as it will be good to see that site finally being used it still seems more than a bit naff.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:00 am
by Lewisbeecham
The problem I have is that the building LOOKS like it's student accommodation. Sure it'll have a giant Premier Inn logo etc but this just doesn't look good enough for that stretch. You don't want to walk down St.Mary Street and see a badly designed tower in the distance. I hope I'm wrong.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:24 am
by Kyle
Lewisbeecham wrote:The problem I have is that the building LOOKS like it's student accommodation. Sure it'll have a giant Premier Inn logo etc but this just doesn't look good enough for that stretch. You don't want to walk down St.Mary Street and see a badly designed tower in the distance. I hope I'm wrong.


It looks worse than most of the new student accommodation blocks going up currently or planned, and yes at the bottom of St.Mary's Street where lots of people are coming and going it's going to stand out. I think the fact that it's been an eye sore for so long and has had so many failed proposals for redevelopment have made the council just accept it.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:24 pm
by Ash
I appear to be alone on here in quite liking the basic design particularly the way the tower is offset so that the Custom House appears to still be a seperate building - so much better than the pathetic facadism of Altolusso.

I think a lot will depend on the quality of materials used - as always.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:39 pm
by Frank
paul cardiffwalesmap wrote:Cardiff Demolition are on site for the start of this project - I believe they will start demolition of the York Hotel on Christmas Eve


To quote OMC - How bizarre. On a Sunday as well.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:21 pm
by Ash
It's so they can close the road with the minimum disruption. It makes perfect sense when you think about it.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:28 am
by Lewisbeecham
I guess this will start shooting up come April? Around the same time as the other tower on the same street.

Re: Premier Inn custom house street

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:54 am
by Ash
Lewisbeecham wrote:I guess this will start shooting up come April? Around the same time as the other tower on the same street.


That depends, I guess, on whether the construction of the new Premier Inn in the bay and this one are covered by a single contract. If that's the case, there may be a pause after demolition while work on the Cardiff Bay site continues.