100 days in Cardiff – Corys Buildings

We Are Cardiff contributor Jeremy Rees is recording his days in and around Cardiff with 100 photographs of local points of interest. We’ll be publishing some of them here on We Are Cardiff – and make sure you tune in to Jeremy as he presents the Saturday Soulful Breakfast on Radio Cardiff!

Corys Buildings

corys buildings by jeremy rees

“Today’s photo is of a grand but long vacant building in Bute Street. Variously described on its frontage as ‘Corys Buildings’; ‘Merchants Place’ and (most intriguingly) ‘170 Knightsbridge’ the huge building has been up for sale for years and looks very forlorn in the shadow of the gleaming new Wales Millennium Centre across the road. I only ever see it being used when the BBC are using it to stand-in for Victorian London on Doctor Who or some such . It is crying out to be turned into a hotel, and I’m sure would make a mint if some multimillionaire hotellier would only take hold of it and give it a new lease of life. I’d do it myself if I was a multimillionaire. Ah, well… ‘This time, next year’ – as Del Boy used to put it.”

 

Thanks Jeremy! And make sure you all tune into Radio Cardiff, online or 98.7FM. Catch you next time…