New energy efficient homes planned for Cardiff

We are excited to be working in partnership with Lovell to deliver over 100 new, energy efficient homes on the former Lansdowne Hospital site in Canton, Cardiff.

The development will include 44 two, three and four-bedroom homes, 62 one and two-bedroom apartments across three blocks. Thirty-eight of these homes will be delivered for Cardiff Council as part of their drive to deliver its council-owned development programme, and the remaining properties will be managed by Hafod.

Construction work is due to start on the site off Sanatorium Road in autumn 2022.

The £24m project will form part of Cardiff Council’s housing development programme to provide 4,000 new homes during the next eight years.

James Duffett, regional managing director at Lovell, said: “We are very proud to have been awarded the project to regenerate the former Lansdowne Hospital. This development will revitalise the 100-year-old, fire-damaged hospital into a vibrant new community, with much-needed homes and sustainable public spaces.

“This is another great win for Lovell, and forms part of our ambitious growth plans. As a five-star developer which has signed the Placemaking Wales Charter, we take our pledge to deliver high-quality homes and places that promote happiness and well-being very seriously.

“We are looking forward to working with Hafod and Cardiff Council on this exciting scheme, and breathing a new lease of life into this derelict site.”

Cadwgan Thomas, Head of Development at Hafod, said: “We are delighted to work again in partnership with Lovell to deliver a high-quality, low carbon development of 106 new homes for local families situated in the heart of Canton.”

Councillor Lynda Thorne, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “The Council is keen for more collaboration with our housing association partners to maximise the delivery of new social housing for the city, so it’s great to be working with Hafod, and Lovell, to deliver more much-needed affordable housing in an area of high demand but very little supply.”

A CGI fly-through of the proposed development can be viewed at https://youtu.be/ZxwM2wb1xOw.