Cardiff's Bute Road railway station listed in the UK's top 10 most endangered buildings

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by editor, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. editor

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  2. skyscraper101

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    Given the station is still in use I'm surprised its hasn't been snapped up by some developer to convert into trendy apartments by now.
     
  3. editor

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    It needs a ton of work as it's been empty for a long time. It was used as the terminus of a tourist steam line for a while, which seemed like a perfect use. I can't remember why that was disbanded.
     
  4. davesgcr

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    Apparently , it may become the home of a museum for the Army Medical Core (relocated from Aldershot) , quite fitting if it happens as it was apparently used as a hospital in WW1 - that would be protect it nicely and be yet another attraction for Cardiff ....
     
  5. poisondwarf

    poisondwarf I have a chance...and it is fat.

    And those awful flats on the right make it all the worse. Such a shame.
     
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  6. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Update - £2 million in today's Autumn statement . Now safe and to have use as a museum. :thumbs:
     
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  7. ddraig

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    shame it's a military museum!
     
  8. Andy Bowdler

    Andy Bowdler New Member

    Thought folk might like to see how the renovation is getting on. First 3 of the attached photos were taken at end of Feb 19, the fourth mid-March. As I walk past the building most week days - or will do till end of April - I'll post a couple more photos before the end of next month.

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  9. editor

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    Thanks for the update. It looks like a lot of the character of the building is vanishing but at least it's still there. :(
     
  10. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Hopefully that's just the way it looks whilst it's being worked on. Looking at those pics it almost looks like any of the identikit new-builds down the docks.
     
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