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FEB 2023: Gramercy tower (85m) in curran road, central core up to level 7 :: Central Quay plots 1 (90.5m) and 2 (64m) has piling underway and the site is very busy :: Plot 5 central square - no news. :: The Interchange apartments named Wood Street House. :: Apartments at Capital Quarter named the Copper Works :: At Harlech Court, Bute Terrace, no new news about possible 35 storeys of apartments but Porters Bar have arranged re-location to Charles St due to earmarked demolition of Harlech court - so something is happening!? :: Guildford Crescent apartments (96m) zero activity on site! and not quite sure what's happening, if anything here. Did we lose Thai House, Ty Madeira & Gwdihw for nothing? :: In Trade St, Trade St Gardens proposal has been reduced from 16 to 12 floors this development to be constructed on the not yet demolished sussex house. :: It looks like it's all systems go for the change of location of Cardiff Sixth form college from Newport Rd to Cardiff Bay end of Bute St.



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Welsh Assembly yacht club webcam webcam1 cardiff bay Baltic house apartments Bute East Dock james street proposal Trade street gardens proposal at suffolk house East Bay Close proposed apartments PHASE 2, PLOT 1, CENTRAL QUAY AT FORMER BREWERY SITE Intelle Gramercy tower page PHASE 2, PLOT 2, CENTRAL QUAY AT FORMER BREWERY SITE central no1 central quay brains brewery development central square plot 5 proposal fifty five park road cardiffwalesmap twitter animal wall cardiff city hall grade 1 listed building national museum and gallery castle arcade cardiff law courts coal exchange listed building 11* the exchange hotel future inn cardiff travelodge atlantic wharf cardiff bay cardiff university pierhead building  grade 1 listed south african war memorial grade 11* listed welsh national war memorial grade 11* listed Premier Inn Bute Place Cardiff Bay premier inn cardiff bay demolition of industrial units canal parade skyscrapercity cardiff developments the old library grade 11* listed St John's the baptist church grade 1 coopers field - bute park blackfriars priory gordedd stone circle bute park cardiff castle wesyt lodge summerhouse cafe national express cardiff sophia gardens cardiff indoor market website royal arcade cardiff principality house friary house cardiff cardiff prison 3 assembly square 3 assembly square Scott Harbour Cardiff Bay caspian point 1 caspian point 2 Arup perhead st cardiff bay Caspian Point 2 Caspian Point 1 plot 4 and 5 pierhead st quayside apartments park view apartments loudoun sq the bank apartments bbc studios park house former glamorgan county hall cardiff central market house of fraser tabernacle chapel cardiff bay station empire house portland house former track 2000 central quay  plot 2 central quay plot 1 park plaza hotel glendower house student queen street station cardiff bay station collegiate student cardiff windsor place student northgate house student travelodge queen street cardiff hotel indigo dominion arcade dominions arcade cardiff leonardo hotel holiday inn cardiff city centre the angel hotel westgate street flats the aspect cardiff eclipse student cardiff the bakery student mariott cardiff premier inn cardiff city centre park inn cardiff clayton hotel cardiff travelodge cardiff city centre golate court 6 park street cardiff central station edward england wharf ibis hotel novotel cardiff bay the wharf cardiff mermaid quay meridian plaza radisson blu hotel citrus hotel capitol centre high street arcade hmrc ty william morgan central square cardiff millennium view the huggard centre st william house black horse cardiff fusion point one dumballs road cardiff fusion point 2 scott harbour arup pierhead street cardiff atradius cardiff bay adventurers quay Landore Court Residential development Charles St


Cardiff City Centre / Cardiff Bay Development State of Play...
Feb 2023... I'm making a list of all the developments underway or proposed here - but my list is, pardon the pun... under construction!
it will be very comprehensive and up to date very soon, I shall then keep info on progress of developments here.

Anchor Works Apartments Dumballs Road:
432 build to rent apartments upto 16 floors ::
planning application :: progress photos :: anchor works website

Bute Street 6th form College:

Planning Application :: College website architectural plans - Student accomodation - Cardiff bay

Capital Quarter Apartments - The Copper Works:
307 build to rent apartments over 24 floors, 76metres at Capital Quarter:: Contractor - Winvic £57m
Planning Application :: Progress Photos (Cardiffwalesmap album)

Central Quay Apartments plot 1:
402 build to rent apartments over 30 floors, 91 metres
Planning Application
:: progress photos

Central Quay Apartments plot 2:
313 build to rent apartments over 20 floors, 64 metres
Planning Application
:: progress photos

Central Square Plot 5
330 build to rent apartments over 30 floors, 95 metres
Planning Application :: feb 23: no news

Customhouse Street
42 Storey Student Accommodation, 42 floors, 132.5m

planning application 
- feb 23: zero activity - this would have been
a genuinely tall tower for Cardiff - but with permission granted

back in 2016 - It's not looking likely! which ponders the
question of whether anything will ever get built at this site?


East Bay Close Apartments
353 apartments over 15 floors, 51.5 metres
planning application
- status: awaiting decision

Fifty Five Penarth Road
68 apartments over 8 floors, 30 metres
planning application
- status: registered

U N D E R   C O N S T R U C T I O N

Gramercy Tower:
27 Storey build to rent Apartments at Curran Road, 85metres
planning application :: Progress Photos (Cardiffwalesmap album)

Guildford Crescent:
29 Storey build to rent Apartments at Guildford Crescent, 96metres
planning application

To make way for this development, all the properties of Guilford Crescent have
been demolished (although their facades remain?). They contained 3 well
established hospitality businesses, ie Ty Madeira, The Thai House
& Gwdihw.
The site has been empty since demolition in 2019.
So it looks like these 3 wonderful contributions to the capitals leisure
industry have been destroyed for nothing - just in a very bad!   :(

Harlech Court:
John Street phase 1: 109,00 sq. ft 9 floor office development at John Street :: Contractor - JR Smart :: Planning Application :: Progress Photos (CardiffWalesMap album)

John Street North phase 2:

Landore Court 16 Storey build to rent Apartment at Charles Street:
planning application :: Progress Photos (Cardiffwalesmap album)

Premier Inn: 248 bed Premier Inn hotel and ground floor Bar and Block steakhouse restaurant at customhose street :: Contractor -
£22 million :: Planning Application :: Progress Photos
CardiffWalesMap album)

The Interchange: New bus station plus offices, retail units and 25 floor residential tower :: Contractor ISG £89 million :: Planning Application :: Progress Photos (CardiffWalesMap album)

Trade Street Gardens:


Central Quay
Capital Quarter
Central Square
Canal Quarter


Manhattan we are not! but...

There's no denying that the Cardiff skyline has changed significantly over the last couple of decades and that trend continues with a fair number of high-rise developments planned or underway. This is my flickr album showing our evolving skyline. As a matter of interest my favourite view of our skyline is from Pembroke terrace on the Penarth headland up by St Augustines church (latest photos from here now in album following my visit on 19th Jan 2020). Whilst even I accept we will never have a skyline to rival bigger cities, our city centre is quite small and therefore even though the buildings we have and those in the pipeline are not very tall, the fact that they are contained in a compact area does make for an interesting skyline.

In my dreams!.. I would love to see a building of 150m (so it actually qualifies as a skyscraper!) constructed in the city centre with an observation platform or bar/restaurant at the top. A mixed use tower perhaps offices/apartment/hotel I'm sure would be a very welcome addition to our city centre. A centrepeice to the capital city of Wales skyline, a welcome message to visitors that we are a forward thinking city! The views on offer at this height would be superb in every direction - To the North... upto the Brecon Beacons, (ok it would have to be located so you can see up the Taff valley) to the South... views over Cardiff bay, the Bristol channel and over to South West England, and all above The castle, The Stadium, Civic centre, Bute Park and a decent number of high rise buildings to make the views more interesting when buildings lit at night! As a matter of interest I'm actually saving up for the construction of this development - reckon I can get it done for £100m so progress is slow, and to date I'm approx. £100m from breaking ground! Ok I did say in my dreams!!    :)

The Developments Map
The purpose of this map is to show all ongoing developments in Cardiff city centre/Cardiff Bay, to provide a render of the finished development, the planning application and photographic development updates. Also proposed development in the city centre of Cardiff. There are also links from existing structures and other sites of interest. The map is ever evolving and I intend it to be THE place on the internet with such information on Cardiff city developments and construction projects and all on one page!

Also on the map are all City Centre hotels and major student accomodation residencies



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