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Lewisbeecham

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Re: General Developments

PostMon Oct 30, 2017 11:26 am

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/b ... es-cardiff

EasyHotel hope to build a 120 bedroom hotel on Fitzalan Place.

This is easily the worst hotel chain I've ever stayed in.
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Re: General Developments

PostMon Oct 30, 2017 11:33 am

Philnpt wrote:Easy Hotel to be built in fitzalan place, I think this might be the office building next to the planned student towers.
I've just been staying in an easy hotel in London, no TVs in the rooms, some rooms don't even have windows and it's an extra £10 if you want your room cleaned.
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120 bedrooms won't fit onto the Cromwell House site unless they build it about 15 storeys high :D

I bet they're going for the one on the other side of the road next to Shand House.
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Re: General Developments

PostMon Oct 30, 2017 12:06 pm

cjenkinswales wrote:yes, what is going on? anyone know?


The contractor doing this is my mate. He is finding it difficult to retain staff due to the height and swaying-in-the-wind. Anyone who fancies doing this, let me know and I will put you in contact.
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Re: General Developments

PostMon Oct 30, 2017 6:46 pm

Lyndon wrote:
Philnpt wrote:Easy Hotel to be built in fitzalan place, I think this might be the office building next to the planned student towers.
I've just been staying in an easy hotel in London, no TVs in the rooms, some rooms don't even have windows and it's an extra £10 if you want your room cleaned.
https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/wa ... ff-venture


120 bedrooms won't fit onto the Cromwell House site unless they build it about 15 storeys high :D

I bet they're going for the one on the other side of the road next to Shand House.


Wow knocking the existing building down and a new 120 bedroom hotel for £8m - It'll be interesting to see the planning app on this one.
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Re: General Developments

PostTue Oct 31, 2017 12:00 am

paul cardiffwalesmap wrote:
Lyndon wrote:
Philnpt wrote:Easy Hotel to be built in fitzalan place, I think this might be the office building next to the planned student towers.
I've just been staying in an easy hotel in London, no TVs in the rooms, some rooms don't even have windows and it's an extra £10 if you want your room cleaned.
https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/wa ... ff-venture


120 bedrooms won't fit onto the Cromwell House site unless they build it about 15 storeys high :D

I bet they're going for the one on the other side of the road next to Shand House.


Wow knocking the existing building down and a new 120 bedroom hotel for £8m - It'll be interesting to see the planning app on this one.


These rooms are tiny. I can't emphasize that enough. The complete bare bones experience.
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Re: General Developments

PostTue Oct 31, 2017 1:37 pm

Guardian article on student accommodation specifically mentioning Cardiff

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... university
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Re: General Developments

PostTue Oct 31, 2017 5:53 pm

I do hope that Easy Hotel have not purchased Cromwell House for demolition. It's one of the few unadulterated 60/70's office buildings left in Cardiff. Most have been demolished, reconstructed, converted for other uses or bastardised beyond recognition.

I think it's good quality too - the tiled exterior is something you don't see too often and I love the window surrounds. I can't see the £8m earmarked by Easy Hotels producing a landmark building or improving on Cromwell House. I'd much prefer Trafalgar House to bite the dust if we are looking at Fitzalan Place.

Perhaps I'm getting older but I'm beginning to appreciate the buildings in Cardiff from this era. Capitol House remains the standard bearer for tall buildings in the city more than 40 years after it was built. I also like the in your face naffness of the Big Sleep hotel, Churchill House and Ty Cambria (on the corner of Newport Road and East Grove. Brunel House, with a good clean and new glazing could also be a lovely building. Despite some of them perhaps being a bit grimy and uncared for, these buildings seem to represent the future, more so than much of what was built later. Maybe it's time to start appreciating our 20th century architecture as much as the stuff that came before.
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Re: General Developments

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 4:06 pm

Sleepers hotel are planning an extension, seven stories on the side of the existing hotel creating an extra 22 rooms
http://planning.cardiff.gov.uk/online-a ... APR_121788
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Re: General Developments

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 4:14 pm

A little make over for the big sleep hotel and a name change to citrus.
http://planning.cardiff.gov.uk/online-a ... APR_121555
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Re: General Developments

PostThu Nov 09, 2017 5:14 pm

Another student accommodation for land at Howard's gardens, Adamstown.
http://planning.cardiff.gov.uk/online-a ... APR_121804
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