The sales office was due to open today, but has been delayed to Sat 6th April as they're still looking at prices.
there is an interesting render of Horizon in this weeks Penarth Times. sorry I can't find it online
Just as an update they are currently laying reinforcing rods on the floor now they seem to have finished the woodwork. Nothing much to photograph.
The main focus of the article is Prospect Place, but it is not unreasonable to also mention the other schemes planned for the vicinity. It reads like an advertisement-feature. By giving an image that this will soon be a thriving waterside location, it makes the apartments that are actually being built seem more appealing.
Since the crane was built the builders have been laying shuttering and reinforcing rods on the new floor to be. Now at last they are are pouring concrete !
Do we suspect they are just carrying on from where they left off a few years back, or have they needed to any extra work preparing the structure because there has been such a long pause in construction?
All they would of needed to do is break of a small amount of concrete that was exposed to the air and had begun to carbonate and clean the steelwork of any oxidisation (rust).
All exposed steelwork was coated then wrapped in plastic sheeting before being finally covered in a wooden 'shell' back in late 2008. Concrete too was painted with a 'sealant' but how long does that last??
The sales office opening was delayed to today, but it has been delayed again.
I thought you might enjoy a beautiful dawn over Cardiff Bay
You are a very talented photographer, sir!
Very nice. "Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning," though.
Nice to see the 'mill pond' effect too. Not often 'available'.
A Friday update: the new floor concrete construction appears to be completed and now they are starting to lay the infrastructure to support the next floor.
Friday update: the 8th storey is now pretty well ready for concrete to be poured. the original shuttering for the floor below has been removed. I see a sign offering flats for £711 per month has been put up. And visitors have been visiting the selling office.
Thanks for the update Baywatcher! I actually had to count the floors to make certain that it had grown.
How many floors is it going to be?
I'm going to take that as a compliment.
I believe the final height will be 18 storeys. So 10 to go!!
In terms of height the highest height of the crane hook is 67.5 metres so it will be something below that
One of my friends recently took this:
Which is quite good at putting the height in perspective.
Just for fun I thought I would show some idea of how tall it should be based on the floors so far.
Thanks for that. Useful 'view'.
Pity the prat in the car in the pic doesn't drive on the tarmac 'road' instead of the 'bricked' footpath!
So will all these appartments be sold?
Nice editing Baywatcher! You clearly have quite a lot of skill with photoshop, something I'm jealous of!
I've just been to visit the sales office.
Cheapest 1 bed £164k. Prices increase £2k per floor. 3 have been sold with more being reserved.
There's obviously money out there, as I know the service charge budget for the block isn't being set until Tuesday. I know of some apartments on site where the service charge is over £4k a year.
I'm going to go and look at my dictionary now as I seem to have misunderstood the word recession!
Friday update. They have now nearly finished the pillars on the 8th floor with the final concrete being poured so next week they start on the next and that's half way (I think)!
The brochure is out, 1 beds from £149,000.
Brochure - http://www.bellway.co.uk/Publish/DevelopmentBrochure/edeed5d2-5b2b-43fc-a5ba-00c17b9e8d17/HorizonProspectPlaceBrochure.pdf
Type 2 from £201k
Type 3 from £211k
Type 4 from £156k (1 bed)
Type 5 from £156k (1 bed)
Type 6 from £186k
Floors 5, 6,7 and 8 currently on sale. Prices above are for floor 5, and increase at £2k per floor.
Bank holiday update: The eighth floor is nearly ready for concreting
This webpage from Bellway is interesting!
as aesthetically pleasing as those renders/photos are, i often wonder why the developers put the double beds in a broom cupboard for these marketing brochures
They are having an open say this Sunday to showcase the show apartment with "calipso" music, as much as i like the sounds of the Caribbean i cant understand how they relate to this part of the world?
Anyone planning on going along for research?
We all see tower cranes, and the one at prospect place is a prime example, as a barometer of the local economy. So I thought this FT article was interesting:
The embedded graph is interesting and all I can say is thank the Lord we are not in N. Ireland! But where in Wales are the rest of the Tower Cranes or is the total for Wales all in Cardiff.
Wait, there's more to Wales than Cardiff? I thought that the country started and ended with the city!
I don't imagine that there is much in terms of development outside of Cardiff, but one Jack I met told me how Swansea was "Ranked up alongside New York, London, and Tokyo as one of the world's financial centres." Now, I've been to London, New York, and Tokyo, and I can tell you for certain, that Swansea is nothing like anything of them. It's more like Downtown Mogadishu, or Mordor.
As for Northern Ireland, I think the reason that it ranks so low is because of the terrorism. It has gotten better, but it still happens, and investors won't build something if they think it might be blown up within a couple of months, though Belfast has seen quite a lot of regeneration and development.
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