Howells is one of Cardiff’s most iconic buildings, located in the very heart of Cardiff city centre, occupying a prime site of approximately 1.7 acres. The developer, Thackeray Group, has recently launched the constituent parts of the scheme, known as The Percy, The Walter, The Bethany and The Hayes @ Howells to market.

Project Promoters

Thackeray Group


277,000 ft2 on 1.7 acre City Centre opportunity


Mixed Use – Retail, Leisure, Office, BTR and Hotel


Cardiff City Centre

Planning Status

Masterplan approved February 2023. Target is to be consented by December 2024


Occupying the most prominent site, Howells is just a stone’s throw away from the Principality Stadium and St David’s II. The vision for Howells is for it to become a new global hub for the city, acting as the catalyst for further redevelopment along St Mary St. Howells will home a vibrant mix of uses from hotel, office, commercial, retail and leisure.

The plans include a large central courtyard linking into Cardiff Market, along with public realm improvements with biophilic design at its heart. The occupier mix will be carefully curated whereby the shops, restaurants, residents and office occupiers complement each other. The ambition is for Howells to be full of energy on Monday mornings as well as a Saturday evening.

The key targets for the next 12 months are as follows; fully consent and out of planning, creation of the new public courtyard, agree terms with a hotelier and find a partner for the 170 BTR units. 

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