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Merchant Place...

PostFri Jul 20, 2018 1:19 pm

... appears to be finally happening with Welsh Government money.

The former home of coal firm the Cory Brothers - a rundown five story Grade II-listed structure in Cardiff Bay - is to be redeveloped into apartments and shops with loans of £6m. The Corys' building, on the corner of Bute Place and Bute Street, was built in 1898.

Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans the building was "part of Cardiff Bay's historic past".

Most of the cash is being provided by the Development Bank of Wales.
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Re: Merchant Place...

PostFri Jul 20, 2018 2:13 pm

It will be good to see them occupied. Both the buildings are lovely, but a real eyesore at the moment.

Hopefully it will actually happen this time and that might then spur them on to develop the empty plot(s) next door.


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Re: Merchant Place...

PostFri Jan 24, 2020 8:51 pm

And from Mr Goodway.......

Cardiff’s Historic Buildings
The Council will be aware that Capital Ambition commits the Administration to protecting the city’s collection of listed buildings and structures with a focus on ensuring that they are both protected an revitalised, especially those that remain derelict and unused.
The Council has already made significant progress in this area. The former Bute Street station regeneration is now completed with 21 of the 23 business units within the building already let. Councillors will be aware of the decision, last week, to provide support for the completion of the on-going redevelopment of the Coal Exchange via an allocation of loan funding under the Welsh Government Town Centre Loan Scheme. The developer Signature Living has made good progress in a relatively short period of time opening 56 hotel bedrooms and bringing the main exchange hall back into use. The main façade has been fully renovated and a new restaurant has also been opened in recent months. The full scheme will deliver over 170 hotel bedrooms and the Cabinet decision to support this loan will help the developer raise the remaining funds necessary to ‘get the job done’.
The next phase of this initiative centres on James Street where I hope to be in a position to bring forward proposals to regenerate Merchant House and the Cory’s Building and also the site on James Street adjacent to Mount Stuart School that has remained derelict for nearly 30 years. The removal of these remaining eyesores from Cardiff Bay is a major priority and longstanding ambition of the Administration.


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Re: Merchant Place...

PostFri Jan 24, 2020 10:03 pm

Didnt someone get a few million in the past few years to renovate Cory buildings? At one point they were stripping asbestos from it.


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Re: Merchant Place...

PostSat Jan 25, 2020 9:00 am

Cardiff wrote:Didnt someone get a few million in the past few years to renovate Cory buildings? At one point they were stripping asbestos from it.

I think skyview got a few million from the Welsh investment bank. The asbestos was supposed to be removed in August last year.

I did see a couple of blokes taking office furniture into it a few weeks backs, don't know why. That's the only thing I've seen happen there, I tend to go past a few times a week.

I find it depressing that two fantastic buildings have just been left like that and developers have been given tax payers money and nothing happens.

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