New lease of life for the Coal Exchange

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Heritage, News | No Comments

A deal between Cardiff Council and Signature Living will see the Grade II* listed Coal Exchange building restored and regenerated as part of a £40million hotel and events venue. Signature Living saw off numerous rival bids for the building after proposing to refurbish the much-loved landmark and preserve all of its original features as part […]

Dawn Chorus in Bute Park Tuesday 26th April 2016 at 6.30am

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in News | No Comments

Due to the popularity of this event last year, we have decided to repeat it again this year. Professor John Aggleton from Cardiff University will be leading a dawn chorus walk though Bute Park. Please meet at 6.30am at the Bute Park end of the Millennium Bridge (Red Bridge) leading from Sophia Gardens car park. […]

Demolition and conversion of the Customs House and former York Hotel

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Cardiff, Heritage, News | No Comments

The Customs House is a very important building in the history of Cardiff. This building (on left of the photograph) was built about 1845, with extensions from 1865 and 1980s and features in “The Buildings of Wales” series. It original stood alongside the Glamorganshire Canal (now filled in). The building on the right is the […]

Why Utretcht has much to teach Cardiff

More or less the same size as Cardiff, the Dutch regional capital Utrecht knows a thing or two that Cardiff might have learnt before it gave consent for the BBC to land-lock the site of the current bus station. Not only will Cardiff have to wait many years for a new bus station, it will […]