Thackeray unveils £100m Howells building redevelopment in Cardiff

24th August 2023 | Jack Oliver

Developer Thackeray has released new images which reveal how the retail element of the £100m redevelopment of Cardiff’s historic Howells building will look.

The retail aspect of the redeveloped building is to be known as Hayes @ Howells, with 15,000 sq ft of space available for a high-end tenant.

The building was previously solely-occupied by House of Fraser, before it left the premises earlier this year.

Thackeray has appointed local advisory firm EJ Hales alongside CBRE to market the property.

Earlier this month, the property development company revealed plans for the site’s former Baptist church, which could be transformed into a food and beverage or leisure destination.

Also at the scheme will be 40,000 sq ft of restaurant and leisure space along St Mary Street, as well as 25,000 sq ft of grade A office space.

There are also proposals for 25,000 sq ft of basement leisure space next to the chapel site, with the aim of attracting bar and restaurant operators. Nearby, there are further plans for 62 studio apartments and 40,000 sq ft of office space.

Thackeray Group acquired the site out of receivership last year.


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