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Re: General Developments

PostThu Dec 24, 2020 9:08 pm

Karl wrote:There is an application to add two storeys to the former Queens West shopping centre and convert it to a hotel with the retail on the ground floor reconfigured. The planning app is on the Council website for those that are interested. The additional storeys look to be in keeping with the building and style of existing building and full use of the building is to be welcomed.


Looks interesting. Apart from the accessible rooms, they are all around 16.8 square meters on the plans and the beds are shown positioned with on side against the windows because the rooms are so narrow. I can’t see this being at all suitable for the 4 and 5 star brands that they mention in the DAS. These rooms are even smaller than standard premier inn or traveloge rooms so they must be looking at a compact brand like Motel One or Citizen M. To be honest I think that would be a better fit for the location.
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Re: General Developments

PostFri Dec 25, 2020 1:19 am

Also noticed that 95% of the rooms are 16.8m2 so assume a budget operator. Although there is a bar, restaurant & gym so guessing not the usual UK budget brands.

Maybe something like Hub by Premier Inn.
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Re: General Developments

PostSat Jan 09, 2021 5:32 pm

Does anyone have any info on the John Street tower? I know obviously nothing will happen until phase 1 is complete, but I haven’t seen any mention of it for a while! Have they changed the plans? Is it still set to go ahead?
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Re: General Developments

PostSat Jan 09, 2021 7:41 pm

J R Smart got outline permission for the whole scheme a couple of years back and then got detailed permission for the first phase. I assume they'll progress with the tower & hotel as they get some confirmed tenants and/or a hotel operator.
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Re: General Developments

PostSat Jan 09, 2021 8:08 pm

I noticed the red crane in park place was operating on Friday. I thought this building had been paused or has it re started again? I wasn’t close enough to see if there was anybody on the site.
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Re: General Developments

PostSun Jan 10, 2021 1:01 am

numbermite wrote:Does anyone have any info on the John Street tower? I know obviously nothing will happen until phase 1 is complete, but I haven’t seen any mention of it for a while! Have they changed the plans? Is it still set to go ahead?


Hi numbermite and welcome to the forum!

That's a great question and one that I ponder whenever I walk past the site! I have no knowledge yay or nay but some hopeful thoughts, ie. Everything JR Smart have proposed in the area they've either completed or construction is underway. Also the recent info about the arches made me wonder if phase 2 is likely, given that the footfall would be greater if phase 2 is built. Phase 2 I believe was to be part hotel, if the Cardiff Bay arena is going to get built then this would be a great location for those staying over when going to a show at the new arena. But ever the optimist that's me! and I'd love a 100m tower at this location!!
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Re: General Developments

PostSun Jan 10, 2021 1:12 am

Cardiffbay wrote:I noticed the red crane in park place was operating on Friday. I thought this building had been paused or has it re started again? I wasn’t close enough to see if there was anybody on the site.


We don't miss much on here do we! I also noticed on friday that for the 1st time in ages the crane was active. I went closer to investigate! it certainly didn't look as though work was fully back on with few on site. So it'll be interesting to see what happens next week. Doesn't it cost a fortune to have a tower crane on site? Anyway it'll be good to know where we are with this development.
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Re: General Developments

PostTue Jan 12, 2021 1:49 pm

https://www.business-live.co.uk/commerc ... d-19608721

Hopefully people will be able to go out by the time it becomes a reality.
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Re: General Developments

PostWed Jan 13, 2021 12:07 pm

LRcardiff wrote:https://www.business-live.co.uk/commercial-property/plans-open-up-hidden-courtyard-19608721

Hopefully people will be able to go out by the time it becomes a reality.


This looks like a really good development. Kingly Court in London is great, but obviously a lot bigger than this and with higher footfall.

Nice addition to Cardiff for when we can socialise again!
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Re: General Developments

PostSat Jan 16, 2021 7:49 pm

Looks like WalesOnline wrote an article about the easyHotel development on Fitzalan Place. Last I checked, that was scrapped?

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/ ... l-19601849
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