It is currently Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:47 am


Coal Exchange Hotel

if it's about Cardiff.. Sport, Entertainment, Transportation, Business, Development Projects, Leisure, Eating, Drinking, Nightlife, Shopping, Train Spotting! etc.. then we want it here!
  • Author
  • Message
Offline

lucky

  • Posts: 165
  • Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:21 am

Re: Coal Exchange Hotel

PostSat Jul 04, 2020 9:32 pm

Actually, there were other, more reliable (I know that's a relative concept in property development) developers who came and looked at the place but they were honest upfront about wanting grants to help them renovate - and frankly that would have been less expensive in the long run. Kenwright and his room-selling scheme were dodgy as hell but the Council officers loved him. I do understand that the Council wanted a least cost option to keep it standing, but why didn't they push Kenwright to keep the promises he made to them about things like securing the roof first? Still, on the bright side, at least this hotel hasn't burnt down like the one in Belfast.
Also, this may be a daft question, but if (as Simon says above) the Council didn't own the building, how did they manage to sell it to Kenwright in the first place?
Offline

MountStuartSquare

  • Posts: 2
  • Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:18 pm

Re: Coal Exchange Hotel

Offline

Frank

  • Posts: 340
  • Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:54 pm

Re: Coal Exchange Hotel

PostWed Aug 05, 2020 10:32 am

I've said this before but might it not be best to demolish some of the building and retain a core structure?
Offline

daearegwr

  • Posts: 77
  • Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:13 am

Re: Coal Exchange Hotel

PostThu Aug 06, 2020 6:42 pm

Frank wrote:I've said this before but might it not be best to demolish some of the building and retain a core structure?


Does it being Grade II* listed make that difficult? I'm not sure what the rules are around it.

There's a new article on WalesOnline - the administrators have walked away - doesn't look good.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wale ... n-18717740
Offline

jones4891

  • Posts: 65
  • Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:50 am

Re: Coal Exchange Hotel

PostMon Aug 10, 2020 9:51 pm

Previous

Return to Cardiff Wales Map forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests

cron