First modular council homes in Cardiff approved

Aaron Morby 4 weeks ago
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An innovative pilot scheme for the first modular homes built in Cardiff as part of city council’s flagship house building programme has gained planning.

Affordable housing project on Crofts Street in Plasnewydd will see nine, two-bedroom homes built for council rent.

The first modular council homes for rent will be built as part of the 10-year ‘Cardiff Living’ partnership between Wates Residential and the council to deliver around 600 homes across the city.

Work on the two-bed homes will now start later this year at Crofts Street on a brownfield site, previously a former laboratory.

The nine-home project will be delivered through Wates Residential and Homeshell, a joint venture between architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and AECOM.

Edward Rees, Regional Director for Wates Residential, said:  “It’s fantastic to see consent given to this affordable housing project, which is part of our long-term partnership with Cardiff Council. The modular design will increase energy efficiency and shorten our time on site, helping to reduce emissions and disruption for existing residents.

“This is just one of the ways innovative solutions can help tackle growing demand for housing and we look forward to working with the council to deliver more homes over the coming months and years.”

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