Not only is this story encouraging for the completion of this development but does it's re-emergence suggest that activity throughout the sports village is now expected?
Really positive news, fingers crossed they do actually start early next year.
whilst it is positive, I'm pretty sure the tower was first mooted at 19 storeys and not 17. not only that, the residents in the left hand side of the block on the right of the render are not going to be too happy: lost views and almost always in the shade
I have heard that they are returning later this year and that Tower size is to be reduced.
It's certainly time this eyesore is completed!
(By the way, it's Ferry Court now. Prospect Place was just a Builder's name)
A planning app has gone in - same height tower, which will be very slightly chunkier at the top to allow for around 10 larger 2 bedroom as opposed to 1 bedroom apartments.
Let's wait and see...it aint built yet! It might be a 'Planning App' but it's not written in stone. A lot changed during the building of that site. Things can(and very often do) change.
That is promising - it's been a skeletal dump for too long.
Consider this: It has been at 5 storey stage for 4 years. The concrete exposed is interior grade concrete(untreated). It is near the sea/river. Work it out.
Planning round up:
"Block T, Prospect Place, Ferry Road, Grangetown
Bellway Homes Wales and West were granted full planning permission to make alternations to Block T of the Prospect Place development. The alterations would increase the size of 10 flats from one bedroom to two bedrooms, provide 20 new car parking spaces and 36 new cycle parking spaces."
Walked past Ferry Court (used to be known as Prospect Place) this morning. Several 'hard-hatted' men on site. Looks like its starting!
I'm guessing the next stage of sports facilities is about to begin (ie ice rink), which is kick starting all other development around it.
I've been lurking on these pages for longer than I care to remember and never said anything before!
I see that at this moment a lorry is delivering reinforcing rods to the Prospect Place tower.
Would it be interesting to the group if I set up a web cam in due course?
How long do we reckon this will take? 1 year? I guess if they are continuing on from where they left off then the ground work is already done.
Their original 'plan' was to start selling apartments towards the end of this year. I don't know if this is still the case.
Thank you Paul.
Just to remind everyone what the building looks like here's a picture of it today.
Thanks for posting the progress picture...all these are very much appreciated for those of us that don't live in the area at the moment.
All of a sudden the Ferry Road peninsula is waking up again with development activity.
Baywatcher - Hello and Welcome! I for one would love a webcam set up nearby, and would totally appreciate it. I hope you'll continue to be a regular poster and thank you for the picture!
It looks as if I shall be busy - with the Ice rink and the flats outside Morrisons as well as the huge development of houses outside the yacht club plus of course the Bayscape tower.
Does anyone know which section that concrete framework is supposed to be?
The 'concrete framework' is the part-finished Tower Block which they are returning to imminently. They stopped building it due to the recession in late 2008. It's been as in Baywatcher's picture ever since.
If you meant the 'concrete framework' to the left of the picture, that will be joined up to the two remaining Blocks once work recommences on them.
I meant the half-finished one that'll become the tower block. Thank you for informing me.
BTW - Does anyone have an estimate for the year/time that it will all be completed? If it doesn't get suspended again, I mean.
This year? That's... ambitious, to say the least.
I have a feeling the flat bit just above the men in high visibility coats will be a garden similar to the others in the development. They are mainly lawned and are mowed at regular intervals.
Aren't gardens a no-no around the Bay?
I'm glad that it has been restarted. Though I am doubtful that it will be finished by the end of 2013. The year is still young, though.
I saw that on a BBC documentary earlier this year.
I know that buildings these days can go up due to being flat-packed, but I didn't think this one would. Are they the same contractors?
With concrete and rebar they can do a floor a week no problem maybe 2 floors.
I would have thought most time seems to be spent on the foundations and, of course they are already done. JCB is building an earthen ramp at the moment.
I think they're just moving soil to the top end of the site to give access lower down. There was a long pile of soil there which has been there for a few years now. They will need access to that part of the site for storage, etc. They might also need it to level the area where the crane site is going?
Happy to provide updates from another angle.
Note that only the tower is due to commence, no word on the other block visible here
Who knows....if T Block goes well, they might just start on the last two!?
The crane is being delivered!
Real action at last.
Cheers Baywatcher - any chance of a pic!!? cheeky I know, but really looking forward to seeing that building underway or re-underway
I would have done a picture but they started to take the crane off a lorry with a small crane but then it stopped in mid air, they all started to look at it - suck their teeth - hum and ha - put it back on and drive the whole caboodle away.
As soon as it is back I'll get the camera out!
Well, that's the way you get a building done, isn't it?
Funny story - Today I was on Witchurch Road for the day because of work, across the street from me were four guys, three holding shovels and one in a digger. The guy in the digger spent all day digging up earth whilst the dudes with the shovels just stood there trying to look like they were doing work.
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