Scott Brownrigg's design for waterfront community - Cardiff Point gets submitted for planning

01.06.12

Scott Brownrigg’s residential scheme for the redevelopment of Cardiff Bay for Greenbank Partnerships has been submitted for planning to Cardiff Council. 

The £200 million Cardiff Pointe development incorporates 634 residential units, 235 of which will be two, three, four and five bed houses, the remaining 399 units will be one, two and three bed apartments.   Two residential towers of 18-storeys and 24-storeys to the north of the site will frame the development, with four and six apartments provided on each floor respectfully.  Each of the towers will cantilever out over the water, with a single column emerging from the Bay. The submission also includes an affordable housing provision of a further 217 units on two adjacent sites.

The development uniquely benefits from two waterfronts and is adjacent to the International Sports Village (ISV), which is also being designed by Scott Brownrigg for Greenbank Partnerships.  It is set to be one of the most significant projects for the city in recent years. 

Neil MacOmish of Scott Brownrigg said “The design for the development is based on a European urban model, with street squares and public plazas offering bars, cafes and community facilities. It creates a substantial new part to the city and bay, bringing mix and vibrancy to a complete regeneration project. To have a waterfront site is a tremendous opportunity - to have a site that has two water frontages is unique."

A linear park will connect the two public walk and cycle ways along each waterfront, and the landscaped route will include “integral play facilities”.

Jonathan Smith, development director for Greenbank Partnerships, said  “From the outset, our objective was to create a bespoke waterfront community using innovative design and sustainable building techniques, and really to give to Cardiff a quality of housing accommodation befitting a capital city. I believe we have achieved this objective, and I hope it raises the bar for future housing schemes in the city.”