Landmark building to benefit from refurbishment

An extensive refurbishment has started at one of Cardiff’s landmark office buildings. Parkgate, on Westgate Street, formerly Cardiff’s Head Post Office, was designed by Sir Henry Tanner and built in 1886.  The distinctive, seven storey, Grade II listed building was substantially redeveloped in the mid 1990s behind the original façade retaining an imposing marble lined and double height reception hall.

The refurbishment will include upgrading of the reception and common areas as well as a full refurbishment of a show suite and preparation of the remaining floors for new occupier requirements.

The 58,000 sq ft offices are currently being marketed by GVA, Fletcher Morgan and Knight Frank on behalf of the leaseholder British Telecommunications plc. Ben O’Connor, regional head of office agency for GVA, comments,

“This is an iconic building which is part of the historic fabric of Cardiff. Situated in the heart of the city, Parkgate is located just a two minute walk from Cardiff Central Station, and opposite the Millennium Stadium. Nearby occupiers include BT, Hugh James Solicitors, 118 The Number, and Western Mail.”

Mark Sutton, associate at Knight Frank and Chris Terry of Fletcher Morgan added “Although suitable for a single occupier, Parkgate can be subdivided on a floor by floor basis to accommodate requirements from 4,000 sq ft upwards and up to 10,000 sq ft on a single floor.  Air conditioned, the property includes suspended ceilings, raised access floors and double glazed sash windows, as well as 52 on site parking spaces.”

The refurbishment work is being undertaken by ISG and is due for completion in summer 2012.