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Cardiff Coal Exchange conversion plans approved

Cardiff Council has approved the conversion of the Cardiff Coal Exchange into a hotel. The Society had objected due to the lack of detail in the application.

Cardiff Coal Exchange

It has been reported that  Cardiff Council has approved the plans to convert for Cardiff's grade II*-listed historic Coal Exchange into a hotel. The Society had objected to the plans on the basis that they did not contain enough information.

James Hughes, Senior Victorian Society Conservation Adviser, said: ‘In principle the Victorian Society does not object to converting Cardiff Coal Exchange into a hotel. The planning permission which has now been granted is only in relation to change of use to a hotel and does not permit changes to the building's structure.  We look forward to the forthcoming applications for the building work needed for conversion. Signature Living has said that it will be 'on site' within weeks – Cardiff Council should keep a close eye on the development to ensure that nothing is done which would require listed building consent.’

The building was one of the Victorian Society’s Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings in England and Wales in 2014.

 The Council's report on the decision can be viewed here.

Thursday 14 July, 2016

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