A graphic aerial drone impression of what the new Sainte Adresse development in Penarth will look like when completed – as envisaged in a new video being released tomorrow. (Scimitar Homes video)

A preview video being released this week of the new – and as-yet-unbuilt – Sainte Adresse apartments overlooking Cardiff Bay and the Barrage in Paget Place, Penarth.

A new website is due to be launched tomorrow (Wednesday November 14th) which will provide visual images and details of apartment specifications – with further information being progressively added .

How the Sainte Adresse development will look. The 30 apartments –  built in three stepped tiers –  will be set into the  escarpment overlooking the Custom House, Cardiff Bay and Penarth Marina. (Video  Scimitar Homes)

The development is being carried out by the Cardiff firm Scimitar Homes in association with Celtic Developments and LABC. Marketing is being handled by Savills Residential Development Sales.

The new development has been designed by the distinguished Penarth architect Chris Loyn who personally presents the video and provides the voice-over commentary.

Mr Loyn says – “We don’t muck about with little windows” (Video  Scimitar Homes)

In the video, Mr Loyn says “We don’t muck about with little windows. If you have an expansive view, you put a BIG sheet of glass in front of you”

The video is to appear on


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  1. Frank Evans says:

    Have guess how much you’ll be paying for your big windows.
    Penarth big money for big windows!

  2. George says:

    I expect that big sheet of glass is attached to quite a few sheets of dosh. Judging by the efforts required in the groundworks and also the need for a healthy return I expect the asking price will be sky high. Nice to see they haven’t crammed too many in…………………err oh they did.

  3. Dizzydeb says:

    More boxes with little boxes stuck on the front. No wonder Charlie feels he has to have a rant at the architects in this country!! Shame they haven’t listened.

  4. concrete jungle says:

    dismal & embarrassing

    • Paul says:

      Completely agree with you. The new ‘apartments’ opposite Tesco and the Oyster Catcher remain empty apart form a few that have been ‘sold’. And in those apartment the entry levels on each floor are lit up like blackpool!

  5. Scootergirl says:

    What’s the betting that the two in the front on the left hand side will have the trees knocked down as soon as they move in – spoiling their view!!

  6. Anne Greagsby says:

    Ummm….Doesn’t mention the view from the custom house. Or the trees in the planning documents that have all magically disappeared. And have they now confirmed the stability of the cliff they are building on?

  7. cogan nomen says:

    All I can think about
    Is the bats which I have
    Not seen this year .
    Also , another 40 or so
    More cars to jam the streets !

  8. snoggerdog says:

    the mock up in the pictures are before they crash down the escarpment. ive been watching them thru my bins,talk about pinching an inch,

  9. Ralph says:

    Nice clean modern look.

  10. Glenys Jones says:

    Good luck to them, great views and a quality build and finish, shouldn’t have any problems selling them. My only concern as a buyer would be the orientation of the apartments, North North East facing. Not great. You may wake up to a bit of sunshine, but after 10am the sun has gone, around Penath Head and the pier is enjoying it. Mind, after midday the esplanade loses the sun as well (depending if it’s winter/summer).
    Large price to pay without sun for majority of the day and living in gloomy conditions.

  11. Andrew Worsley says:

    What a crap view, now if that had been miles of rolling countryside THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A VIEW this is not , unless of course you love the idea of ‘looking down on people’ which this represents.

  12. George says:

    Looking at video standard stuff, mirrors, bi folds, white kitchen, flat tv, big windows. Looks crammed in although does look like there is space to cram more in but guess geology of site prevented it. View from patio ok if you like that sort of thing. Shame about the sun though.

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