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Re: Guildford Terrace

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:46 am
by Baysailor
I must be missing something – other than the Masonic Hall, there’s nothing architecturally outstanding about the other buildings. They’re common Victorian row houses that have been brightly painted to make them look better than they are. The Ibis hotel is cheap and nasty.

If the feeder canal under Churchill Way is reopened and Guildford Cres realigned to intersect directly with Churchill Way, a public square could be created in front of the hall to compliment the canal banks.

The real eyesore is the Rapports building itself. Assuming it gets redeveloped into something attractive, one could accept the Motorpoint Arena.

Re: Guildford Terrace

PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:55 am
by Pembsboy1
Also, the bright colours that give the buildings a certain character are unlikely to remain.

Re: Guildford Terrace

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:15 pm
by elgdav
There's now a couple of porta cabins and light exploratory machines on site behind the facade.

Re: Guildford Terrace

PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:59 pm
by paul cardiffwalesmap
I noticed that today also...

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Re: Guildford Terrace

PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:54 am
by Lewisbeecham
No planning application in sight...

Re: Guildford Terrace

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:12 pm
by Msmurf
I am not so enthusiastic on keeping the terrace. I prefervto see a full redevelopment of this corner of town. Starting with demolition of Rapports.

Restricting the developer will reduce the options and we may end up with something dull snd unispiring. This site backing onto the railway is crying out for s supertall...

Re: Guildford Terrace

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:33 pm
by AWarmerBeer
I’m all for the sentimentality of keeping the facade of the terrace but it has to be said that it looks terrible currently.