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Wates Residential begins work first 192 homes of Cardiff’s flagship housing programme

Developer, Wates Residential, has started work on the first 192 homes that form part of a flagship council development programme in Cardiff.

City of Cardiff Council’s flagship house building programme aims to develop 1,500 homes across 40 sites.

The Silvervale Park development at Willowbrook West in St Mellons will see the creation of 192 mixed tenure homes including 58 new “affordable” properties and 134 homes for sale on the open market, with completion expected in 2020.

A further 106 mixed tenure homes, due for completion in 2019 are now also being built at Braunton Crescent and Clevedon Road in Llanrumney, including 40 “affordable” homes and 66 for market sale.

A further three development sites have been approved as part of the first phase of our ‘Cardiff Living’ development programme, comprising eight homes in Old St Mellons, 31 homes in Llanrumney and 16 homes in Llanishen.

Designed to tackle growing demand for housing in the city, ‘Cardiff Living’ is a 10-year partnership between the City of Cardiff Council and Wates Residential and is set to create approximately 600 council homes for rent or assisted home ownership and a further 900 for sale on the open market.

As part of the project, Wates and the city council have made a joint pledge to support the employment of approximately 6,400 people and create 9,000 weeks of training for local residents.

Joanne Jamieson, managing director of Wates Residential, said: “This work represents the City of Cardiff Council’s commitment to feeding the requirement for an additional 46,600 homes by 2031 and we are pleased to commence our role as the developer of the flagship ‘Cardiff Living’ programme.

“These new homes will provide enhanced living environments that will meet high levels of sustainability and energy efficiency for the city’s residents. Crucially, our work also enables us to make a significant contribution to local economic and social development through a comprehensive employment and training programme.”

Cardiff’s cabinet member for health, housing and wellbeing, Councillor Susan Elsmore, added: “As Cardiff continues to grow, it’s essential that people have access to good quality, affordable housing and this exciting partnership with Wates is about building the right homes in the right places throughout the city to help tackling the current housing need.

“More than that, we are creating sustainable communities and also contributing to making Cardiff a more livable city so I’m delighted that we have reached another significant milestone in this major regeneration project. I look forward to watching the project develop across Cardiff.”

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