THE POPULAR city centre venue Porter’s could be facing demolition to make way for Wales’ tallest building.

Porter’s, which is situated in Harlech Court in Cardiff, have taken to social media to announce that their lease will be ending in October 2022.

Developers, The Draycott Group, purchased the building in May 2018, and plan to replace the popular city centre venue Porter’s with a 35-storey building.

Taking to Facebook, Porter’s said: “Our lease at Harlech Court runs until Oct 23rd 2022.

“For us, and at least until then, it is, or will be, business as ‘usual’. Therefore we hope that our friends will continue to make the most of our range of activities and events, and the inclusive and friendly atmosphere of Porter’s…once the pandemic permits

“If October 23rd 2022 is when we say goodbye, then so be it. It’s been a blast, but we do of course hope that between us we can find a new building to call home. We would naturally welcome any suggestions of possible buildings from our friends.

“Perhaps Cardiff Council could also join with us in helping to find a suitable empty building that does not sit under the cloud of possible demolition or redevelopment, so that we can continue to be a place of joy, as well as an outlet and source of employment for all the wonderful and talented staff, and musicians, theatre makers, performers and creatives of this marvellous capital city, who provide us all with the things that make life worth living.

“Please note, we have a good working relationship with our landlord who has been decent , courteous, supportive, transparent and honest throughout.”

Despite planning application being submitted, Draycotts website confirms their intention to demolish the building making way for Wales’ tallest building.

The 35-storey building will accommodate 350 apartments, under the Build-to-rent scheme.

A statement on their website says: “”Draycott has engaged the services of consultants to submit a full planning application for the demolition and redevelopment of the office block into a 350-apartment Build-to-Rent scheme.

“The construction of the 35-storey tower will make it Wales’ tallest building.”

Currently the tallest building in Wales is the Meridian Tower in Swansea, with 29 storeys.