Work Begins On Latest Cardiff Hotel
Published on 19-05-2010 by Skyscrapernews.com
Piling is beginning on a new 12 floor hotel in the very centre of Cardiff to fill the empty Central Hotel site that saw the previous building burned down in 2003.
The U shaped plot sits immediately adjacent to Cardiff's central railway station with the railway viaduct running to its south and St Mary Street bounding the eastern side of the site.
The plans will see a 214 bedroom building operated by Maldron Hotels that will have hotel rooms with four star standards but none of the other features on would expect from this level of a hotel such as a spa or swimming pool. With its location so centrally placed, the idea is to attract the business market who are not interested in extras, not the leisure traveler.
On ground and first floors will be separate retail units that should tie in particularly well with the local urban grain once the abandoned site to the west on Great Western Lane is also utilised and tied into the station forecourt as future development is bound to do.
The scheme has been designed by White Ink Architects and is being built by McAleer & Rushe. They have a long history of such design and build contracts in the hotel industry with prolific work in the past for Jurys Inn all over the United Kingdom, and will be completing this project in March 2011. bulk sms sending softwareiphone repair