CASE STUDY: Cardiff Living | Wates

Award-winning housing development and regeneration partnership

£190m
Value
1,500
Total number of homes
£15.3m
generated in economic, environmental and social value
500
children attended ‘Food and Fun’ clubs
£14.9m
spent with local SME’s
33
apprenticeships
4,178
training weeks
Pentan Architects
Partner

Wates Residential What House GOLD winnerCardiff Living is an exciting development partnership between Wates Residential and the City of Cardiff Council. The programme will deliver 1,500 new homes across 40 sites in Cardiff over a 10-year period. The first of three phases of development commenced in March 2017.

At least 40% (around 600) of the 1,500 total homes will be council homes, available for rent through the Council’s existing allocations process, with a small number being made available to first time buyers through the Council’s low cost home ownership scheme. The remaining 60% (around 900) homes will be available for purchase on the open market under the Cardiff Living brand. All properties will meet high levels of sustainability and energy efficiency, ensuring that we help tackle fuel poverty.

Phase one development sites currently in progress include Captain’s View, Captain’s Walk and Mount Pleasure Lane in Llanrumney, Silvervale Park in St. Mellons and Walker Mews in Cardiff. To find out more about these sites click here.

Community investment

One of the key objectives of the project is to maximise investment in Cardiff’s communities. The project will deliver substantial benefits including the creation of long-term local training and employment programmes as well as opportunities for local businesses and community groups. Community investment highlights include:

  • Supporting the employment of over 6,400 people
  • Creating over 9,000 weeks of training for Cardiff residents
  • Economic growth through locally procured supply chain
  • Work placements and employment of local apprentices and trainees
“The new homes in our developments are high-quality builds which are helping to regenerate existing estates and create wellconnected, sustainable communities across Cardiff.”
Cllr Huw Thomas
Leader of Cardiff Council
“Wates Residential has done a great job working closely with local communities, establishing good relationships as we seek to ensure our new developments dovetail into existing communities to improve the surrounding area for all local residents.”
Cllr Lynda Thorne
Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities,

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