I live in Ty Pont so was interested to see this discussion. I have watched the Number 1 building go from foundations to finally being near-completion. Wish they'd hurry up and build the bridge, it's really inconvenient having to walk all the way round if you want to get to the Bay etc.
This is the building back in September 2013. (ladybird photobombed)
And below is a photo from today, 14th March 2014, which proves just how slow progress is.
They just painted on the car park lines and started landscaping. You might notice the footbridge is now missing..
Great! Will be good to see if you can get any photos of the bridge being constructed. Would be nice to see.
Nice one typontresident - great photos, oh and welcome to the forum
I tell you what, they can say what they want about Ty Pont but I wouldn't mind that view!!
took this pic today of bridge progress - ie not a lot!
mind you maybe it's the kind of consruction that will just kind of appear overnight?
The full text from this article has been posted on another thread, but I thought I'd put the link here as well seeing as this is the most relevant place for it.
In terms of number 1 being occupied it sounds like there's about to be some positive news with 70% of space being under offer apparently.
From what is in the article it seems that Finance Wales are taking some space, plus two other private sector tenants, one being an I.T. company (not quite fitting in with the purpose of the enterprise zone I know).
In addition it sounds like a student housing provider and a hotel operator are about to sign up for the scheme.
It all sounds like good news for the Capital Quarter scheme.
The identity of the I.T. company locating to Number 1 has been revealed today
Such jobs are always welcome, and it's nice to see a new entrant into the I.T. market in the area. Selfishly some more I.T. jobs in the city centre suits me
I'm curious about the Enterprise Zone purpose though. The 'professional services' part of the zone name clearly covers anything and there's never been any comment previously that it was to include I.T., which is a bloody wide sector in it's own right.
Not all good news, it was stated on wales today tonight that another US company
DRIAS Transnat that was set up to create up to 50 jobs at new Cardiff office in 2012. Are not coming,after all, it did not give a reason why.
which shows the hyperbole around these deals, attracting a hundred jobs and then not coming is hardly good news, its all hyperbole
need to watch wales today from tonight 8 to 11 mins for story.
In addition to my comment above, since yesterday's announcement they've gone from no adverts on their website for Cardiff to a dozen already. So that's a good start considering in year 1 they are only forecasting 50 roles.
They may not reach their target of 120 odd jobs but it's a good start.
WalesOnline is reporting that all of the space in 1 Capital Quarter is at the heads of terms stage (ie under firm offer). Sounds like good news. Also reports Cardiff has made top 10 markets in uk for spec development. Also a good showing as London is probably 4 markets (city, west end, midtown - the silly americanised name for holborn and environs - and docklands). Be good to see further lettings progress and the bbc's final decision.
There has been mention of a Callaghan Sq metro station, basically where John Street is (and where that warehouse was quietly demolished not so long ago). It is not impossible to think that this could straddle the bay line and bridge the canal to also serve Capital Quarter.
It's not clear to me exactly how this proposed station would work. I imagine it would involve some reconfiguration of the junction, as it will cost £44m according to the article below. Work starting in 4-5 years time, if we are to believe the hype. That's about the same price as the new Admiral building, so it is no small undertaking.
My completely unfounded speculation is that the council will build their all new fancy head office on this site once they have sold off the existing plot on the bay, building the new Callaghan Square metro station underneath it, possibly straddling the reconfigured bay line with a frontage onto the canal facing Capital Quarter, thereby giving access to the new station from Capital Quarter over a canal bridge and better linking Capital Quarter and Callaghan Sq as a continuous district. At least that's what I guessed Goodway wanted in the previous council. It's not a bad idea if the sums add up.
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