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New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSun Feb 04, 2018 5:29 pm

I really like the design of the tower and the dark colouring of the panelling, it's really unusual.

I hope it's doesn't end up not looking much like the CGIs like Bridge Street though.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSun Feb 04, 2018 5:37 pm

Thanks all
This is the big one
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostSun Feb 04, 2018 10:51 pm

Cardiffbay wrote:Here is the link to the plans

https://planning.cardiff.gov.uk/online- ... 960639.pdf

The reatain wall I believe refers to the steel bars placed along the railway wall which looks like it was completed ahead of shedual. If that’s the case it looks like piling will begin in a few weeks.


I cannot open the link but if it’s the construction programme that it refers to then the retaining wall certainly isn’t done - it refers to “143no 750 diameter” which means there are 750mm diameter piles to be installed by a piling rig and there hasn’t been one on site yet. There has been some kind of delay as they look nearly two months behind that programme.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostThu Feb 22, 2018 9:45 pm

This must have been built by now
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostFri Feb 23, 2018 12:55 am

AlwaysBeBlue wrote:This must have been built by now


:) I like it!

but seriously folks...
I wonder when we are likely to see any actual construction on site? I hoped that it would immediately follow the hoardings and site set-up. Now I would always expect for this to be the case with the start of a new development, but even more so in this case as the 'construction' site has changed the road layout and pedestrian routes. I mean that is obviously required - but not for a construction site with no construction?

Does anyone have any updated info out there....
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PostWed Mar 14, 2018 1:42 pm

This development is in doubt!! :| I don't know if it's common knowledge but I've heard (I'd rather not mention from where) that there are big doubts about it proceeding as student accommodation. Perhaps it'll proceed for another purpose? but we are not likely to see any work on site until maybe as long as next year. Hopefully this could all change if the Bridge St tower is a great success.
Personally I'm gutted! as at last this was a building of some decent height and I'm sure quality, which would have been a superb addition to our skyline (and hopefully still will be). I have felt this disappointed since the glass needle bit the dust :|
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostWed Mar 14, 2018 3:06 pm

If this development went on as planned as a hotel for example, I'd be more than happy. This is just evidence that the student accommodation bubble is bursting. Half the of the proposed developments won't make it past planning approval.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostWed Mar 14, 2018 3:40 pm

I wonder what pressure is on the development to have a clear intention - the reason I felt confident that this was definitely proceeding was because the layout of roads and walkways are affected by the site area. Surely a site can't be left dormant for many months when it changes other street matters?
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostWed Mar 14, 2018 4:03 pm

I was concerned that it may be too good to be true, great height and unusual but good design too.

Maybe it'll come back as a mixed use resi and hotel, that would be better than more student flats and more suited to it's location.
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Re: New tower of glass opposit the golden cross

PostWed Mar 14, 2018 4:32 pm

Simon_SW17 wrote:I was concerned that it may be too good to be true, great height and unusual but good design too.

Maybe it'll come back as a mixed use resi and hotel, that would be better than more student flats and more suited to it's location.


Yes indeed, ironically this could be a good thing, if it comes back to suit a better purpose - we've waited 'forever' for a tower of this size in Cardiff so another year isn't the end of the world (he says trying to convince himself ;) )
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