The remarkable transformation of the historic Beachcliff on Penarth Esplanade into luxury homes, a boutique hotel and restaurants continues with the installation of five contemporary sculptured panels along the first floor balcony.

A total of five unique panels, each depicting dancing shoals of fish to celebrate the building’s stunning seafront location, have now been installed along the front of the building. The panels feature a total of more than 300 “fish”, each made of highly polished, lightweight marine grade stainless steel . The bespoke installations, which have been created for the building by Ad Hoc Designs in Roath, are designed to capture movement and light to represent how fish would turn, move and dance in the water.

Head design engineer at Ad Hoc, Tom Hocking said: “The restoration of Beachcliff has been undertaken with meticulous care and attention to detail. The results are a fantastic celebration of a fine period building. The developer, Richard Hayward has done more than just transform a building that was in rack and ruin, he has also put his own unique style to it.

“We worked closely with Richard and the local authority to look at several different concept designs. We really wanted to do something special that complements the overall feel of the development. We’re delighted with the panels and we really hoping that people will enjoy the balustrade.”