Does anyone know if phase two have started? On their website it says due for completion in 2013 as phase 1 has been completed back in Sep 2012 I assume it has? I haven't had the chance to check it out.
Yes phase 2 has started, there are two cranes on site.
They better be fast if they want to meet their deadline.
I'm not sure they are building what is in that pic above - on the website it shows this...
and I think the height of the crane on site would pretty much confirm this
What!! No way!! What a let down, it look's ugly!! Bloody cardiff at it's mediocrity, why have they downsized to this for now?
Talk about bloody ambition...
Towers are definately better in the States but then they have more of them so its a much better selection. however the street scapes are shit and the cities lifeless around teh towers (with some exceptions). Generally nearly all cities in europe have attractive and active city centers.
I guess the renders are of different versions of the scheme. IIRC they were initally refused planning permission due to the height of the first scheme. After reducing the number of flats, and consquently the height of the buildings, they got planning permission.
It's a 4 out of ten kind of development. Too bland to elicit any opinion.
At least they didn't chop down that large tree on the corner in front of the building.
The best I can say about it is that there are worse buildings.
Rumpoles is due to go, and be replaced by something that responds to the student castle. I look forward to seeing it done to see if it works.
lets hope when they redevelop rumpoles they put some ground floor space in the building. As it stands this little corner of Adamsdown is feeling quite devleoped and mid rise yet there is little if anything of note on the streetscape.
I quite like the Courts! They remind me a bit of the Welsh Office building in the scale and shape.
There is a newsagent on the ground floor of the building next to Rumpoles (Adams Court?) and of course there are shops, offices, a synagogue, takeaways and a pub up Moira Terrace as you go towards the CRI. I doubt there will be any ground floor commercial activity on any of these developments therefore.
I have seen the detailed plans for the rumpoles site. It has a rounded corner design which was my least fav bit. It has special security access as it is an expansion of the existing adams court facility that is used to support vulnerable people. I dont remember it having much in the way of additional uses.
The best thing that I can really say is that there are uglier buildings.
I don't HATE them...at least somethings happening down here...and with the Blind Institute looking pretty good, PERHAPS some future demand for redevelopment in the area...
On a side note, any news on the former Vulcan site?...
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