12th - 15th March 2024, Stand R9.k, Palais Des Festivals, Cannes

Project Promoters

Thackeray Group


277,000 ft2 on 1.7 acre City Centre opportunity


Mixed Use – Retail, Leisure, Commercial & Residential


Cardiff City Centre

Planning Status

Masterplan approved in February 2023 for a mixed use development containing retail, leisure, office, hotel and BTR. The site benefits from an existing change of use from retail to mixed use (use classes, A1 – retail, A3 – restaurants & cafes, B1 – offices, C1 – hotel, D1 – nonresidential institution, D2 – assembly & leisure) was granted in July 2019

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 launch the scheme, known as Percy, to market a flagship letting of 25,000 ft² with a panoramic roof terrace.

Situated in the heart of Cardiff city centre, 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 BTR, commercial and leisure.

The plans also include a large central courtyard 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 Percy @ Howells has recently launched to market, the first time in 100 years. It presents an extremely rare opportunity to let one of Cardiff’s most illustrious buildings – just over 25,000 ft² with planning for a new roof terrace.