Can't believe we haven't got one of these already so here it is! following the residential side of the Cardiff Pointe development specifically. Hopefully this thread ends with the two towers that will be overhanging the bay (why is the best always kept til last eh!)
Anyway some pics to follow but this is the March Hellieye to get us going...
and for those of you who wonder where the sports village is (ok most people know but I've got to give my maps a plug!! Then I hope that this map will be of assistance...
The houses look rather nice, with every other one having a rooftop garden (not much to look at mind). Although the yellowish render looks like it could start looking quite cheap after a bit of serious weather!
Good find Paul.
It's nicer to see actual physical progress rather than an array of jazzed up artists impressions.
This will certainly be a distinctive part of the city to walk around, especially if similar architectural styles are used in adjacent developments. While we have isolated sections of architecture dotted around the city juxtaposed to older builds (Pontcanna for example) this level of high density builds in this style could provide an urban environment not found elsewhere. It remains to be seen whether the various residential developments in the area (this one, Prospect Place, and others not yet started) can combine to give a unified feel across the ISV, or whether wide roads, swimming pools and large retain units means they remain disjointed. I hope a distinct feel of neighborhood across the developments arises, but we will have to wait.
How do you think it will end up?
I know it's the law that all new developments have to have bloody awful names - but what is the point(e) of the 'e' in Cardiff Pointe? It seems point(e)less.
It's exclusive. A step above the rest.
I've never understood why people give tacky Italian names like Alto Lusso to new developments. You can't go wrong with naming something in Welsh (most of the time)
I think that a mix of English and Welsh names is right for Wales.
My own opinion, for some reason, it just seems more appropriate to name cul-de-sacs and suburban developments in Welsh; and more urban or high rise ones in English. No rational reason - its just what seems more natural.
Sometimes Welsh names just seem tacky - I've not a fan of Porth Teigr for instance - in the same way contrived "Alto Lusso" or "Celestia" ones do.
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