The building looks rather sleek and clean, with nice edges. I like the bubble windows, they remind me of the Water Cube in Beijing.
Do the BBC know something we don't?
This render of the new snow dome and ice rink at the sports village has something glaringly obvious missing... See if you can spot it!
How long has this been in the making? A decade, or more? I think I was in primary school back when the ideas were still fresh.
Maybe the Red House pub is gonna make a come back!!
I noticed a cloud of dust in the vicinity of Cardiff Pointe when going to Morrisons earlier. I've noticed from a long time ago the absence of Watermark from all renders as well. I think the ice rink has an interesting shape, will be interesting to see what the cladding is like (hopefully quite shiny adn ice like!).
We can only hope.
Couldn't this have a negative effect on Bayscape though? The articles say that the new 32 storey tower is to have a sky bar and a viewing deck. Would Cardiff even be able to support two purpose built 5* hotels?
I'm not sure the 32 story tower is necessarily a 5* hotel, just says "luxury" hotel.
I am yet to see a proposed development in the ISV that hasn't used the words "Luxury", "Stunning", "Amazing"
Bayscape has the deal with Wyndham Hotels, so that will certainly be 5* if built.
And yes there are the similarities in both being towers and having sky bars, but i guess if your building up high it makes sense to make use of the view.
We also tend to use the words "Millienium", "International", "Quarter", and "St. David" way too much.
Not associated with the rink - but it is in the vicinity and I didn't want to start a new thread just to ask the question......
Anyone know what is planned for the site adjacent to ALDI off Ferry Road opposite Frankie & Bennys? The site has been derelict and is now fenced off and some activity there.
Looks a bit twee and fake. And all their pub-restaurants are "XXXXX farm". I mean surely you can't name a pub on this site "Something Farm". I know there was a Grange Farm further inland in Grangetown, but nowadays... it would just seem totally out of place in "the Bay".
Tell her you just want to have a hot meal.
There's some equipment and portacabins between the ice rink and yacht club
it's been there for at least a week
There's now hoardings surrounding a large area and some tarmac roads laid out. Looks like the residential is kicking off. Construction in Cardiff appears to be all guns blazing (at least the bigger developments).
From where I am it's difficult to see all of the site. However you can see the new road laid between the Yacht club and a central area where there is a form of storage.
I'll try to see if I can get better pics but this will have to do for a time
BBC update: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-22623555
The next phase of the Cardiff Bay's International Sports Village will be unveiled later.
Developers will cut the turf for a £16m twin ice rink centre on the site which will also include a new snowdome, a hotel, public plaza, apartments and restaurants.
The 3,000 ice arena was given planning permission by Cardiff council earlier this month.
Construction of the centre is expected to start in August.
I saw they had set up a marquee (on the bit of land between the new road and the water on Baywatcher's picture) which i presumed was to try and get some investment through early sales of residential properties.
Though I did think a red carpet was a bit much for a temporary sales office.
Good news, although it is not obvious that anything is being 'unveiled'. Apart from the dates I don't see anything here we didnt already know.
They had a tented village built at the White Water rafting site last year. Perhaps this one is the same?
I understand there was a ground breaking ceremony with the Council an hour or so ago and a picture of 3 gentlemen plus a digger showing this on their Facebook page.
Also mentioned in the press -
£16m for all that? Sounds a bit cheap. Wasn't the pool on it's own £26m?
Oh well I hope it's good quality and at least it finally seems we are getting somewhere with this site.
It's my understanding that sequence homes are launching the residential site for sale on 5th July
I've stumbled across some web pages for the first phase homes on google, but can't seem to find them when I go into the Cardiff pointe website
I found there were a few renders by changing the ID number at the end of the address
I love the detective work that goes into this forum.
I've found renders from ID 18 to ID 25. Although I don't understand why you can't link to these from the main page.
because they are incompetent?
bit like the builders of Watermark actually!
The residential site "Cardiff Pointe" is bring launched tomorrow and the sales office will be open from Friday
Draw those millions out of the bank and buy buy buy!!
Looks like December or January before the ice rink starts: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/cardiff-devils-frustrated-ice-rink-5764385
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