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Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:59 pm
by wizard
I was shocked and disappointed to see earlier today that the HSBC bank branch in Cardiff Bay has been permanently closed down.

This is not good news for such a prominent corner location.

Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:21 pm
by Linc
It closed simply because it wasn't being used sufficiently. The Bank could not justify the costs necessary to keep it open so it went the way of other banks in the area. It'll probably end up the same as the similar building diagonally opposite. :cry:

Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:24 pm
by Jantra
wizard wrote:I was shocked and disappointed to see earlier today that the HSBC bank branch in Cardiff Bay has been permanently closed down.

This is not good news for such a prominent corner location.


The commercial operation have moved to 1 callaghan square with ever sheds.

Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:51 pm
by Century Falcon
On a more positive note, does anyone know who the new tenant at the pilotage building (ex Woods Brasserie) is going to be? It is marked up as "let".

I've also heard mutterings that thr building that housed the former City Bar on Mount Stuart Square is in negotiations with a tenant to reopen in the first quarter of next year.

Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:58 pm
by lucky
I hope to God its not McDonalds in the Pilotage.

Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:37 pm
by zygoticmynci
The owner of Duchess of Deli told me it was going to be a McDonald's... But then a friend had told me that that had changed.

Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:09 am
by Karl
Bloody hell. What happened to Covent Garden on Sea? Maccy Dee's, a Spoons, Subway, Starbucks, Costa, Ladbrokes, Nando's etc. It's more like Culverhouse Cross. It's also another independent gone and replaced by a chain.

Bad news about the HSBC. I love that building and I hope some productive use is found for it soon.

Does anyone else get the feeling that the Bay development has stalled as the focus shifts back to the city centre? Leaving aside the ISV is there anything happening/in the pipeline in terms of development at the moment?

Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:31 pm
by Simon_SW17
Century Falcon wrote:On a more positive note, does anyone know who the new tenant at the pilotage building (ex Woods Brasserie) is going to be? It is marked up as "let".


There was a planning app from Bill's, think it was withdrawn but it may have been a small part of the application rather than the whole thing.

Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:09 pm
by Ash
Karl wrote:
Does anyone else get the feeling that the Bay development has stalled as the focus shifts back to the city centre? Leaving aside the ISV is there anything happening/in the pipeline in terms of development at the moment?


It certainly seems that way. Most of the office development seens to be around the central railway station while the housing action seems tilted toward the ISV. These things are cyclical to an extent but a lot of Bay projects seem to be on hold at the moment. Porth Teigr looks stalled, there's no sign or work restarting on the West Bute Street / James Street appartments while the Coal Exchange, the Post Office and Cory building are rotting away. The only thing happening is the ridiculously named 'Dixie' appartment development.

Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:07 pm
by wizard
Ash - they are starting to do something on the James St apartments site. They were delivering very large bags of sand alongside it on Friday when I walked past - whatever that means!