Wates Residential to deliver next two phases of Cardiff Living Project

WCN Editorial Team 16 Oct 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Wates Residential has been selected to deliver the next two phases of the Cardiff Living Project delivering 1,500 new homes across 16 sites in the city by 2027.

Of the new homes being developed as part of the second and third phases of a 10-year partnership, 40% of the units will be dedicated for council rent or sale. The housing units will be available through the authority’s assisted home ownership scheme.

The first development is expected to start in autumn this year.

Wates Residential and Cardiff Council are planning to install ground source heat pumps, solar PV panels and batteries on all of the new homes.

Wates Residential regional director Edward Rees said: "Since 2015, our award-winning partnership with Cardiff Council has delivered 426 much-needed new homes for local people across Cardiff. These new homes are an exemplar for high quality, sustainable new housing that people can be proud to live in.

"Starting the process for the next two phases of the programme is an exciting step forward for Cardiff Living and we look forward to delivering new homes in innovative ways and working with the surrounding communities as we begin work over the coming months."

Wates Residential said that the new developments have now started on site and will feature the largest single Cardiff Living development to date at the former Eastern High School site in Rumney.

The site will include 214 new homes, including 44 community living flats for senior people at Addison House.

Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Councillor Lynda Thorne said: “The Cardiff Living scheme is an important strand of our ambitious housing development strategy to deliver more affordable homes in the city. Phase one has created beautiful new council homes to help us meet demand as well as private sale properties that really are affordable.

“One of the focuses of Cardiff Living has always been to improve on Building Control standards for energy-efficient buildings and we’re aiming to bring forward the proposed 2025 standards now in the exciting developments in the pipeline.

“We’re delighted to be continuing the partnership with Wates Residential and can look forward to utilising innovative construction methods and sustainable technologies to create high-quality homes fit for the future.”

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Wates Residential to deliver next two phases of Cardiff Living Project. (Credit: Wates)

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