I'm not sure we know the exact height this 11 storey building will be so please correct me if I'm way out when I say 200ft. There will also be two floors underground so we may not see it above the hoardings for a number of months. But McAlpine have set up camp and things will probably start getting noisy soon! This is from yesterday...
You wouldn't believe how excited I am at seeing that photo... bring on the cranes !!!
It might not be the building many of us would wish for, but it's a decent addition to the city, and it fills a gap of sorts between all the mid-rise towers we have on Newport Road, Churchill Way and Bute Terrace. A bit of density is a good thing for any major city.
I wish someone would take a hammer or two to that f-ing Rapport building behind it as well.
I hate to say this but I sort of like the Rapport building. Following the loss of the Empire Pool there's very little 1950s architecture left in Cardiff. It's very shabby and down at heel but it's a sweet building.
Shame to lose a popular and badly needed bit of green space in central Cardiff to build a particularly crummy office block, especially since it could have been built on the Rapport car park instead.
Capitalism at its greediest and most idiotic.
I agree, the green space was a lovely surprise edition when SD2 was complete. Would have been great to build on the Rapport site and add a couple more floors to reaccommate Derek and ever the Traders (bay window et all! )
I have to admit though the really problem with this end of town is the cronic congestion trying to get from one side of the City Centre to the other, only discovered recently that I'm not supossed to drive from Wood St into St Marys St
I have to say I'm really excited about this going up. When was the last time Cardiff had a 11/12 storey single use office block of this size constructed?
I wonder where all the earth they are digging up is going? Didn't the earth removed for the John Lewis underground car park get used for landscaping on Lamby Way? Such are the things that occupy my tiny mind.....
If anyone is wondering what happened to the trees that were on the Admiral site they have been replanted at the Marl in Grangetown.
Have you ever been told you take life too seriously??
it's a busy old site..
Here's an update of the Admiral site, the photo was taken from Cineword cinema on the weekend ...
Im sure this pic is quite old, last i checked, the grounds were digged in quite deep
An update from the Admiral site ...
Those supports look mightily iPodlike. Surely they aren't in view on completion?
Thanks for the pic...nice to see progress, and a crane about to go up !
Another Admiral pic for you. There are now two cranes going up ...
first crane being put up now! I'm hoping to get into town later for a photo
Here's a pic of the crane being assembled ...
Wow, cool picture...
It seems James beat me to it but nonetheless.
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Always good to see photos, keep em coming!
Also, you get a good view of the crane from park place, it appears before you as a natural focal point at the end of the road. Hopefully the building, once finished, will have a similar effect. Do we know if the crane is at its full height? Or how tall the final building will be relative to the crane as it stands now?
Me ... the crane is now fully assembled and there's a base for a second crane on the site too.
If you have a look here on the Glenn Howells Architects website then there's some elevations which show how tall the Admiral building will be in relation to the CIA, Cineworld, Charles Street, etc.
Second tower crane now being installed on site!
Feels kind of odd seeing cranes int he city center again!
2 more will be going up at the student castle by the prison - for more student castle. Does anyone know the height of this one they are about to build, was it 8 or 9 floors?
Reckon our best hope for multi crane areas must be the sports village - mind you I've reckoned that on and off for the best part of 10 yrs now!!
Here's a photo of the second crane being assembled today ...
I reckon the site must look a right mess at the moment. Wouldn't fancy working there.
To let signs in Wales when a Tory Government is in Westminster - that sounds just about right eh Jantra. Same old tories ole chap.
Its is going to get worse much much worse with Georgie bwoy's Austerity.
See he made a 6 figure sum out of the sale of his Cheshire home recently.
The Bullington Boys they know what they are doing - looking after the corporate sector, they are paying less tax, the people are paying more - the rich are getting richer.
We playing too easy a game in Wales - we got to stop rolling over.
Shame we got a weak arse capital that is being rinsed by a city that made its money out of slavery and tobacco.
the sad thing is some people think there is an alternative to the conservatives. there isn't. during 1997-2010 77k people never had a job in Wales - in 13 years 77k people did not work one single day. That is much worse than anything the Tories under Thatcher achieved, where 20k miners lost their jobs.
I could go on but there are some who just ignore facts and prefer political bluster and ideology
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