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Owen

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Re: General Developments

PostMon Apr 09, 2018 8:17 pm

Can anyone explain the top floor of the tower to me?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8761770@N05/26447908877/
Is it supposed to be like that? It just looks like an unfinished floor to me but project was wrapped up months ago
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DJKiran

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Re: General Developments

PostMon Apr 09, 2018 8:20 pm

Probably just a design choice
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Kyle

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Re: General Developments

PostTue Apr 10, 2018 5:03 pm

I know what you mean, the gaps between bricks align to the windows on the floors below. I can't decide if I like it or not.

I'm more bothered by the smaller blocks and that different top floor design. I wish the trend for these top floors looking entirely different material wise to the other floors would go away. It's better than some of the other buildings that have done the same thing, but I just don't like it.
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Kyle

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Re: General Developments

PostTue Apr 10, 2018 5:09 pm

paul cardiffwalesmap wrote:Wandered by Cromwell House on Sunday and it looked completely empty so it looks like it's days are numbered. Also next door neighbour (Hallinans House) for the 'mini-manhattan project' looked like a building on death row but from what I could see the block on the corner perhaps still being used for offices? The deli/coffee shop now closed with a notice mentioning redevelopment.

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Howells, the current tenants, are behind the tower development Paul. They have a property company and the tower project is being done between them and another business. Maybe they are working on a deal for a new office for them to move into and then this can start. My money is on Capital Quarter 3, which isn't quite ready yet but is meant to be ready by June isn't it?
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Re: General Developments

PostTue Apr 10, 2018 6:58 pm

Looks like Cromwell House is being demolished to be replaced by an Easy Hotel: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/ ... k-14514551

Awful design in my opinion, very cheap looking.
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Kyle

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Re: General Developments

PostWed Apr 11, 2018 7:11 pm

Victor Clam wrote:Looks like Cromwell House is being demolished to be replaced by an Easy Hotel: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/ ... k-14514551

Awful design in my opinion, very cheap looking.


It is really cheap in more ways than one. It also reminds me of some of the less affluent areas of Dubai where there are hundreds of awful looking buildings like that.

I bet it passes planning though!
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Owen

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Re: General Developments

PostThu Apr 12, 2018 7:35 pm

2 student developments are up for approval at next week’s planning committee:
- shaam nights on city road is back again. Not sure why it was withdrawn and then re-submitted the next month
- 139 room accommodation where maindy road meets north road. Bland identikit design of no worth but probably a really good location for student accommodation
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Re: General Developments

PostSat Apr 14, 2018 11:50 am

Owen wrote:2 student developments are up for approval at next week’s planning committee:
- shaam nights on city road is back again. Not sure why it was withdrawn and then re-submitted the next month
- 139 room accommodation where maindy road meets north road. Bland identikit design of no worth but probably a really good location for student accommodation


Interesting to see this paragraph in the Maindy Rd application.

Whilst the development will be high quality it will not be ‘top-end’, and will therefore target the students who are likely to occupy existing housing stock in the area. In addition, as this scheme is not ‘top -end’ it is not likely to lead to difficulties in letting, which it is understood some of the more expensive student schemes in Cardiff are currently experiencing.


That probably explains the delay on the Custom House Street tower.
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Re: General Developments

PostSat Apr 14, 2018 1:53 pm

Yep... Custom House just isn't happening is it?
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Re: General Developments

PostSat Apr 14, 2018 2:14 pm

I don't see how the building in the render is possible, unless it bridges over the railway...
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