Located in the Butetown area, approximately 1km South of Cardiff City Centre, Hale have commenced works on a 6-storey, residential led, mixed-use development to be delivered to Cardiff Council.
As a response to the Local Authority’s ‘Older Persons Housing Strategy’, to meet the needs of older people in the city, the development consists of 45 one and two bedroom independent living apartments for over 55s. Additionally, to tackle social isolation and improve access to health and wellbeing services for older persons in the community, a flexible activity space will be provided to the ground floor. This will be run by Cardiff Council’s Housing Team with the aim to run services with a focus on older people.
The new buildings will provide sustainable, low carbon properties. Along the boundary of the site, new trees will be planted. Landscape design will improve the visual appearance of the development, aid biodiversity, and integrate sustainable drainage features. Two private garden spaces for residents will be provided on the ground floor and third floor. These spaces will be designed for leisure and recreation, with elderly persons in mind.
Lisa Ball, Community Engagement Officer at Hale said, ‘We were delighted to meet with Cllr. Thorne, Cabinet Minister for Housing, Cllr. Ebrahim, Cllr. Gunter, Cllr. Lewis, and Christopher Probert, Programme Manager for Housing Development and Rebecca Gerrard, Project Officer for Housing Development at Cardiff Council during the ‘breaking ground’ ceremony (pictured above). I am looking forward to working alongside the local authority in delivering social value opportunities throughout the community during the course of construction, adding long term value to the ward of Butetown.’
Hale are excited to progress with this development to deliver high-quality homes to each of Cardiff Council’s prospective tenants.