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Council homes boost for west of Cardiff

New council homes in St Mellons built by Wates

Construction of 16 new homes to boost the city’s supply of affordable housing is about to get underway.

Cardiff Council has appointed Encon Construction to develop the site of the former  ATC cadet centre on Caldicot Road in Caerau. The site will consist of six one-bedroom flats, seven two-bedroom houses, two three-bedroom houses and one four-bedroom house.

The scheme is part of the Council’s housing development programme, which aims to deliver more than 1,000 new council homes in the city by 2022, and a total of 2,000 new homes in the coming years. All 16 homes will be available for rent from the Council.

Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: “Caldicot Road will provide a good mix of new council homes helping to increase the supply of good quality, affordable housing in the city.

“The houses will be built to high standards of sustainability and energy efficiency in an area where we need more social housing. There are around 7,700 people on the housing waiting list at the moment, with many waiting for larger family homes, so it’s good to have a range of properties that meet the needs of our communities.”

Antonia John, Business Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Encon Construction, said: “Encon Construction are delighted to be have been awarded the contract at Caldicot Road, to deliver much needed affordable homes within Cardiff.

“As a Welsh contractor with a Cardiff headquarters, this is a fantastic opportunity to partner with Cardiff Council to contribute to the affordable housing supply within Cardiff.”


Strongs Partnerships Ltd, Le Trucco Design and Intrado Ltd are also involved in the development of the site. The new homes are expected to be completed by autumn 2021.