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!
“These old warehouses off Curran Road will soon become rubble as the wrecking ball comes along, and for once there is unlikely to be an outcry – their day has passed. They are to be demolished in Phase 1 of the ambitious plan to transform the industrial area that stretches from Dumballs Road to the River Taff into a new development of housing, shops and a hotel. It’s a plan that has taken far longer than intended to realise. Seven years ago I remember interviewing the then Mayor about the project to built what she called ‘Havana Quay’ on this site, but it was stalled – like so many – because of the recession. Now it seems they are trying again – with the demolition of these old buildings scheduled for later this year. It’s a development I’m especially interested in as the Radio Cardiff studios are located further along on the estate, and it will probably mean we’ll be broadcasting from the middle of a construction site for a while, until the new studios are ready, I’m sure it will be worth the disruption though – this area is long overdue a revamp.”
Thanks Jeremy! Catch you next time…