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Habitat

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle (Castell), Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4799 / 51°28'47"N

Longitude: -3.1762 / 3°10'34"W

OS Eastings: 318413

OS Northings: 176315

OS Grid: ST184763

Mapcode National: GBR KJM.RG

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.W2QB

Entry Name: Habitat

Listing Date: 30 April 1999

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21706

Building Class: Commercial

Location: On corner of The Hayes and Hill's Street.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Built in 1901 as fish market. In 1935 closed and the building was refaced and converted to offices for Cardiff City's electricity supply undertaking, by (Sir) Percy Thomas, architect, South Wales' leading architect of the mid-C20. Under conversion at time of inspection.

Exterior

Two-storey building faced in smooth ashlar. Three bays towards The Hayes; tall arches to ground floor, central arch broader; broad rectangular windows to upperfloor. To Hill's Street, nine windows over 8 arches (R arch elliptical). To rear, 3 tall arches with 4 windows above. Metal glazing to windows; metal panelling in arches.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with other buildings in The Hayes.

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