Exlusive new drone photography show extent of neglect
Demands that Cardiff Council and Cadw, the national heritage body take action
Exclusive drone photographs reveal the extent of the damage to the roof of Cardiff’s Coal Exchange.
With regard to the restoration of the Coal Exchange, in a report dated December 2017 Cadiff Council Planning Officers stated to the CADW heritage agency and the Welsh Government that ‘the process of incremental exploration, assessment and proposal has been working well in terms of realising an appropriate restoration of a long term derelict structure.’
With this in mind, Cardiff Civic Society and Save the Coal Exchange were concerned and dismayed to learn that in the three years since this report the various stakeholders responsible for the restoration of the Coal Exchange have not made the building watertight but instead chosen to leave the roof of the building in a state of disrepair, as shown by the following photograph: