We have been working on plans over a considerable period of time and it is unfortunate that we have got to this stage before we were able to take the plans forward… Cardiff and Vale College, the University of South Wales and Cardiff University have already expressed an interest in a restored Coal Exchange.
Cardiff council unveils rescue plans to transform the Coal Exchange into a business hub [Media Wales]
The building’s main hall was closed earlier this year following an inspection by Cardiff council’s public protection team and South Wales Fire Service.
The decision to carry-out the emergency works follows a council structural survey. The council will have a charge on the building to the value of the work undertaken – which it is empowered to do under section 78 of the Building Act 1984…
The initial phase of work will start within the next two weeks, with support structures needed to be in place before the winter weather adds to the deterioration of the building.
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