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The Interchange

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Re: The Interchange

PostWed May 06, 2020 9:26 am

Its been so busy in the bay (especially the path over the Barrage and the container cafe and park out front) that i went for a walk into town the other week to get away from the crowds, much much quieter in the city center!
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Re: The Interchange

PostThu May 07, 2020 1:20 am

A little bit of excitement for me today (sad but true!) the first glimpse of construction above hoardings!! OK you've gotta look close! but steel now visible!! It seems the crane is delivering almost straight away!

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Does anyone know how this building will be constructed? It seems to me that roughly speaking there are two methods of construction (I know I'm simplifying - but I have very little construction knowledge) Some structures seem to shoot up using what I jovially refer to as "the meccano method" HMRC was one such structure although the central cores shot up 1st (as I recall) and the other method seems to be more concrete based - the premier inn, under construction being an example of this. I'm really hoping that the Interchange development will be constructed adopting more of the "Meccano method" - this way it's main structure will shoot up rapidly. Just wondering if anyone with greater construction knowledge than me (not too difficult!) could share some info or opinion here ;)
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Re: The Interchange

PostThu May 07, 2020 3:27 am

Is there just the one crane at the moment? It seems to be from
the images I'm seeing, and that is the Wood Street end yes?

You'd think there would be maybe 3 in total, maybe they are just getting started on that end first considering the height?
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Re: The Interchange

PostThu May 07, 2020 4:11 pm

Yes this is the Wood Street end, there's certainly another 2 cranes required for the whole development but no signs of the crane bases at the moment, that doesn't mean 2 crane bases aren't in place it's just difficult to see into site now (first floor of Prince of Wales pub not presently open for beer or Interchange site progress observation!) Great to see some steel appearing above hoardings for the tower though!! How long have we waited for this!!! :)
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Re: The Interchange

PostSat May 09, 2020 9:47 am

What will be the official height of the Tower and how manny floors?
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Re: The Interchange

PostSun May 10, 2020 12:03 pm

cjenkinswales wrote:What will be the official height of the Tower and how manny floors?


83 metres from Paul's brilliant page below. I think around 27 floors.

http://www.cardiffwalesmap.com/CardiffDevelopments.htm

Look at the map, click on the image and it takes you to the planning page:

https://planningonline.cardiff.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=_CARDIFF_DCAPR_124399
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