This week we held a ceremony on the site of the former Radiocraft building in Canton this week to mark the start of its redevelopment
The former Radiocraft building will be demolished and replaced by ten high quality, one and two bedroomed flats, as well as a retail unit. The redevelopment of this site is just part of our multi-million-pound investment in regenerating derelict sites across the Cardiff and delivering 350 new homes by 2026.
Apart of our five-year business plan, we are investing over £30 million in the development of high quality affordable homes. Funding support for the new homes has been received through Welsh Government as part of their target to deliver 20,000 new low-carbon social rent homes.
Since announcing our plan in 2021, we have already built and completed over 100 new homes since announcing its plan in 2021 and currently have three further sites across the city under development
What people had to say...
“By developing sites like the former Radiocraft building that have fallen into disuse and disrepair, Taff Housing is helping to not only tackle the housing shortage and current cost of living crisis, it is also helping to regenerate and revive the area.”
“We are committed to producing homes that are high quality, comfortable and energy efficient. We work with innovative designers to make the best use of urban brownfield sites to create a spacious, comfortable living areas for our tenants in all our new homes. We are trialling the use of modern methods of construction that are not only more efficient, but also help to reduce the amount of carbon released during the building process. We are also building all our homes to EPC rating A and fitting them with ‘green’ technologies to ensure that they are both energy efficient and cost effective to run for our tenants.
By the end of 2023, we aim to have completed another 76 homes in Riverside, Adamstown and Canton through a programme of new build and refurbishment. With further development planned to commence later this year. Adding another 70 new homes.
These homes are helping to address the shortage of affordable homes in Cardiff, as well as helping to regenerate derelict buildings and restore economic prosperity to areas in decline.
All the new homes being built are being installed with solar panels and batteries, as well as mechanical ventilation and heating systems. They are also being constructed using a fabric first approach with improved insulation and air tightness, to prevent costly fabric upgrades in the future.