Site completion at Colchester Avenue, Cardiff.

Work has recently completed at Colchester Avenue, a project for long-term and valued client, Wales and West Housing Association (WWHA). Situated on the land of the former Three Brewers Pub, the development will provide WWHA with a further 50 apartments, adding to their affordable housing stock across the Welsh capital. The apartments span across two connecting blocks of four and five storeys, each comprising one to two bedrooms. A retail unit features on the ground floor, alongside bicycle storage, car parking, and a spacious outdoor communal area; for residents to mingle and relax.

Designed to EPC A, the highest standard of energy efficiency, the homes incorporate an array of intelligent eco-friendly features, all contributing towards less fuel consumption, and lower energy bills for tenants. Air source hot water cylinders will turn air into hot water. Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) also features across each apartment, an intelligent system which purifies the air, whilst heating the home, negating the requirement for underfloor heating. Electric storage heaters will work in tandem with economy 7 smart meters, to utilise stored heat from off-peak hours, to utilise during core times (such as mornings, evenings, and weekends).

“We are delighted to complete works at Colchester Avenue for our valued client WWHA, by providing this much needed development in the heart of Cardiff. On behalf of J.G Hale Group, I’d like to thank our client WWHA, site team, supporting functions, and supply chain for their collaborative efforts in helping to deliver this eco-friendly scheme.” – Matthew Hall, Contracts Manager at JG Hale Group.