Cardiff Council has collaborated with Wates Residential that delivers the next two phases under a scheme of 10-year partnership. This collaboration will allow delivering more than 1,000 extra new homes by 2027as there’s increased housing demand across the Cardiff city.
The homes in phase 2 and 3 will be carried out with at least 40% of ‘Cardiff Living’ on council rent or sale via the authority’s assisted home ownership scheme. A plan for all the homes with installation of ground source heat pumps, solar PV panels and batteries is being done.
Cardiff Council and Wates Residential have made a joint pledge to create employment and training opportunities for local residents, under this scheme. It includes the creation of 71 on-site apprenticeships, 147 work experience placements.
Alongside, a ‘Building Futures’ programme will provide construction and employment skills training for unemployed adults. The initial new developments have now started on site and include the largest single Cardiff Living development to date.
This construction is happening at the former Eastern High School site in Rumney. The site is going to be accomplished with 214 new homes developed, including 44 Community Living flats for older people at Addison House.