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Caerphilly innovative housing development shortlisted at prestigious UK awards

Credit: Caerphilly Council

A project developed by Caerphilly County Borough Council to deliver 18 new one bedroom apartments has been shortlisted in two categories at this year’s prestigious Inside Housing Development Awards.

The Inside Housing Development Awards celebrate the very best in housing developments across the UK.  The awards also recognise the teams, schemes and solutions that have made a positive impact on communities.

Caerphilly Council has worked in partnership with construction expert Willmott Dixon, Ystrad Mynach based manufacturer Caledan and architects Holder Mathias to develop innovative new homes on sites in Trecenydd and Trethomas.

Homes on these developments are the first in the Wales to be developed to Passivhaus standards using a steel primaframe design.  The homes not only help lower carbon emissions but will ensure fuel costs are kept to a minimum for future tenants.

The Caerphilly Innovative Housing Pilot has been shortlisted in the category for ‘Best Development’ and ‘Best Partnership’.  Award winners will be announced at a celebratory event in London on 30th September.

Cllr Shayne Cook the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said “With over 250 entries submitted for these awards from housing developers and providers from across the UK, to receive 2 shortlists is an incredible honour.

The Caerphilly Innovative Housing Pilot has seen us embark on our exciting journey to build new council homes in the county borough for the first time in almost 20 years. We hope to use this pilot and the partnership we’ve developed to act as a blueprint for our future home building plans.”