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Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

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Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostMon Dec 12, 2016 1:43 pm

Well, apart from the two mini-supermarkets (3 if you're near the Co-op), there's Natas, Magic Wrap, Pizza Pronto, at least 5 coffee shops with lunchtime takeaway food, Greggs (okay, not quality but popular). The Global Buffet's closed down but I wouldn't have called that quality either. I think that's quite a high proportion of outlets for the amount of workers nearby, and not counting all the eat-in options offering set lunches, though of course as the Bay develops there will be room for more.


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Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostMon Dec 12, 2016 4:16 pm

Yeah that's not a bad selection granted, better than it was a few years ago anyway.

Hopefully there will be plenty more when and if Box City is built.


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Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostFri Jan 06, 2017 7:18 pm

What happened about the HSBC building in the end?


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Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostTue Jan 10, 2017 6:36 pm


Plans for up to 50,000 sq m (540,000 sq ft) of industrial development at Cardiff Docks are set to get the green light from councillors tomorrow (11 January 2017).

Associated British Ports (ABP), via agent Wardell Armstrong, lodged outline plans in 2016 for a site adjacent to Compass Road and Longships Road.

The company is proposing to develop between 387,500 sq ft and 495,000 sq ft of commercial space on the 38.1-acre site, suitable for B2 industrial and B8 storage and distribution uses. Three masterplan options have been proposed with eight, nine and ten units.

The scheme could support the creation of about 80 jobs and provide economic benefits to Cardiff.

The application site currently features two small aggregate recycling facilities although the majority of the land is vacant. It has previously been used to host stages of Wales Rally GB.

The application will go before Cardiff City Council's planning committee on 11 January 2017 and is recommended for approval. This is subject to conditions, including the approval of reserved, including appearance, layout and scale.

The maximum size of the development will be limited to 50,000 sq m (540,000 sq ft) by planning conditions.

A planning statement submitted as part of the application said the scheme "achieves sustainable development by improving economic conditions in the area, whilst at the same time ensuring that there is no significant or detrimental impact on environmental conditions".

ABP's docks in Cardiff handle a range of containers, steel, forest products, and bulk cargoes, contributing an estimated £120m to the economy.

Together the company's ports in Cardiff, Newport, Barry, Port Talbot and Swansea contribute an estimated £1.4bn to the UK economy every year and support an estimated 15,000 jobs.

ABP has also previously submitted plans for the Dolffin Quay scheme on the eastern side of Cardiff Bay. It is proposing up to 200 new two-and three bedroom homes and 30,000 sq ft of commercial space.


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Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostSun Jan 22, 2017 5:02 pm

I think that may be the development near me that's using piledrivers all day. Either that or someone on my street got a drum kit for Christmas and is still on page one of the tutorial "maintaining a steady beat" :-)


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Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostSun Jan 22, 2017 5:38 pm

I think you are probably hearing work at the bottom of Schooner Way.


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Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostMon Feb 06, 2017 8:16 pm

The location for what could be Wales' largest ever film studio 'has been chosen'

he location for what could be the largest ever film studios in Wales has reportedly been chosed.

Production company Bad Wolf, which was set up in 2015 by former BBC executives Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner with a remit of bringing major TV and film projects to Wales, has identified a vacant industrial unit at Trident Park in Cardiff Bay for a new near-200,000 sq ft studio complex.

A number of locations across South Wales were assessed, including sites in Bridgend and Chepstow.

However, it is understood that Bad Wolf's preferred option is a huge warehouse and office facility for what once formed part of the Nippon Electric Glass television plant, which closed in 2005.

The no 1 building at Trident Park, which is owned by Legal & General, extends to more than 183,000 sq ft.

The huge unit at Trident Park (Photo: South Wales Echo)
It consists of a 150,000 sq ft warehouse, with high ceilings required for filming, and just over 25,000 sq ft of office space.

It sits within a 10.3 acre site.

It is understood that the Welsh Government will acquire the building with Bad Wolf entering into a long-term lease.

Bad Wolf will finance the cost of turning the vacant space into studios. However, the property deal with the Welsh Government is still to be finalised.

The industrial site is being marketed by the Cardiff office of international property firm Knight Frank, who also declined to comment.

Backed with repayable finance from the Welsh Government Bad Wolf, which also has an office in Los Angeles, is confident of securing a steady stream of projects into Wales over the next decade.

Working with US cable company HBO, it is currently working on an adaption of Bernard Cornwell’s trilogy the Warlord Chronicles, which is a revisionist take on legend of King Arthur.

The plans are for the project to be filmed almost exclusively in Wales, both in terms of studios and locations.

And it has already confirmed that a major drama based on Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy of novels His Dark Materials to Wales, will be filmed in south Wales.

A number of other projects are also in the pipeline.

An option to build a new studio complex, rather than reconfiguring an existing industrial unit, was considered before being ruled out.


Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostTue Feb 07, 2017 10:01 am


I am not one to temper your enthusiasm but it is possible to just post the link to the article.
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Re: Cardiff Bay/Mermaid Quay developments

PostTue Feb 07, 2017 12:18 pm

I believe Dave is sparing us a visit to Walesonline - which makes great sense to me

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