Wates Residential has been appointed to deliver the next two phases of its 10 year ‘Cardiff Living’ partnership with Cardiff Council, helping to tackle housing demand and meet the UK’s 2050 net-zero-carbon target.
Wates will be providing 1,500 new homes across the city by 2027, with the first developments already under construction.
One of those developments is the largest single Cardiff Living development to date at the former Eastern High School site in Rumney, which will see 214 new homes developed, including 44 Community Living flats for older people at Addison House.
Cardiff Council and Wates Residential are looking to install ground source heat pumps, solar PV panels, and batteries on all new homes delivered as part of phases two and three.
This, they say, will support the partners’ commitment to helping build a zero-carbon future – in addition to reducing residents’ annual heating bills.
In August 2019 Wates Residential, Cardiff Council, and Sero Energy announced that the Eastern High site had secured over £4m of Innovative Housing Programme (IHP) Grant funding from the Welsh Government.
£1.4m in IHP funding has also been secured for the Croft Street site in Plasnewydd to enable the delivery of a highly energy-efficient modular system.
New homes will be designed and manufactured off-site in controlled conditions, using latest technology and materials.
Edward Rees, regional director for Wates Residential, said: “Since 2015, our award-winning partnership with Cardiff Council has delivered 343 much-needed new homes for local people across Cardiff.
“These 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.
“We believe that everyone deserves a great place to live and, by harnessing innovative construction methods and carbon saving technologies, we hope that these new homes will continue to bring positive benefits to the local community for many generations to come.”
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