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Charles Street Mixed Use Development with Tower

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Re: Charles Street Mixed Use Development with Tower

PostWed Aug 30, 2017 4:59 pm

Zach wrote:Making good, if slow progress.
The core is at Floor 14, rest of the structure at about Floor 8
From the new Eastern Bay Link its almost as heigh as Admiral

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Great update, really excited about this one. Materials that are being used sound great too so the build quality is exciting!
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Re: Charles Street Mixed Use Development with Tower

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 12:37 am

At the base the cladding is starting to appear - early days but looks very nice!

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Re: Charles Street Mixed Use Development with Tower

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 11:20 am

Looks cheap and nasty imo.

Other than the height I've never really understood the universal love in for this building. A glance at the Watkin Jones website will confirm that their buildings run the gamut from mediocre to shit.

I was hoping for something restrained and a bit of damage limitation but if the cladding is of similar hue to the ones in your photo Paul then I fear that this could be a Carbuncle Cup contender.

Can someone please reassure me that I'm jumping the gun and we will not have a primary coloured brute hulking over Charles Street in 12 months time.
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Re: Charles Street Mixed Use Development with Tower

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 12:47 pm

Karl wrote:Looks cheap and nasty imo.

Other than the height I've never really understood the universal love in for this building. A glance at the Watkin Jones website will confirm that their buildings run the gamut from mediocre to shit.

I was hoping for something restrained and a bit of damage limitation but if the cladding is of similar hue to the ones in your photo Paul then I fear that this could be a Carbuncle Cup contender.

Can someone please reassure me that I'm jumping the gun and we will not have a primary coloured brute hulking over Charles Street in 12 months time.


Not a big fan then! :lol:

I don't think we'll know if this works for a while - but in your eyes maybe it will be that carbuncle? I'm a little more optimistic - we'll see

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Re: Charles Street Mixed Use Development with Tower

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 12:59 pm

The issue for me is the the GCI looks like it has gold/bronze cladding which looks very modern and shiny. The reality seems that it's dark orange and I'm really not sure that it will look like anything but a 60's building which has been re cladded.

We'll see.

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Re: Charles Street Mixed Use Development with Tower

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 1:53 pm

Simon_SW17 wrote:The issue for me is the the GCI looks like it has gold/bronze cladding which looks very modern and shiny. The reality seems that it's dark orange and I'm really not sure that it will look like anything but a 60's building which has been re cladded.

We'll see.

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using real metal bronze cladding like that would turn the tower into a giant reflector and would blind everyone in South Wales
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Re: Charles Street Mixed Use Development with Tower

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 4:27 pm

With the weather being so drab and grey for most of the year, maybe what we need is a colourful building to brighten up our city. Anyway, you can’t really judge how it will turn out based on a few of the first cladding squares going up.
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Re: Charles Street Mixed Use Development with Tower

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 4:55 pm

Baysailor wrote:With the weather being so drab and grey for most of the year, maybe what we need is a colourful building to brighten up our city. Anyway, you can’t really judge how it will turn out based on a few of the first cladding squares going up.


Yes indeed! and I think it'll look great - but of course these things are a matter of opinion, I'm really enjoying the construction of this building and still a very long way to go.
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Re: Charles Street Mixed Use Development with Tower

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 5:11 pm

Great. From a glossy coppery sheen in the renders to a dull matt red in reality. How are developers allowed to get away with this shit time and time again?
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Re: Charles Street Mixed Use Development with Tower

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 6:08 pm

We have a regular contributor on here that might be able to shed some light on it I guess?

It certainly looks like a different colour doesn't it?!
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