Cardiff Pointe receives a resolution to grant Planning Permission


Scott Brownrigg's design for the £200m residential development Cardiff Pointe has received a resolution to grant full detailed planning permission.

The significant resolution allows for the creation of 640 high specification new homes in Cardiff and incorporates a mixture of three and four-storey mews townhouses and apartments as well as ten luxury five bedroom detached family homes next to the Cardiff Bay Yacht Club. 

Two landmark apartment towers of 23 and 27 storeys, which dramatically cantilever out over the water, will frame the development to the north of the site.

Developer Figurehead Homes intends to build the 640 homes across nine phases. The initial phase is due to start on site in January 2013 and will deliver 43 one, two and three bed apartments and 55 three and four bed houses, all designed to meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

The design for Cardiff Pointe is inspired by European urban life; creating a sense of place and giving heart to the development with the addition of a new public plaza; 8,000 sq ft (750 sq m) of space that will incorporate bars, restaurants and cafés; community facilities; and  a linear park providing a new public route to connect the two waterfront walks.  This will all be set within a carefully landscaped environment incorporating open public squares and play areas that will complement family life.

Director at Figurehead Homes, Jonathan Smith said of the resolution: 

“We are delighted that Cardiff Council has resolved to approve the development and the regeneration of this part of Cardiff.  We hope Cardiff Pointe will provide an exemplar residential development; not only one that reflects Cardiff's current status as a capital city and a capital of culture, but also one that will hopefully set a blueprint for future development in the city. We believe that Cardiff should aspire to world-class and environmentally friendly residential design, and that high quality design and living accommodation should be readily accessible.  Cardiff Pointe will provide a sustainable community offering a broad range of accommodation to suit all.”

Cardiff Pointe offers an enviable lifestyle for the prospective buyer, providing waterfront living at its finest.  The new homes uniquely benefit from two waterfronts offering spectacular views across to Penarth Marina and Cardiff Bay.  An abundance of leisure and recreational facilities, along with excellent transport links mean that all Cardiff has to offer is also right on the doorstep.  The Intelligent Choice, Cardiff Pointe will provide its residents with an unparalleled lifestyle.