Hafod Care Association
aerial view from south

Extra Care Flats

Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales

Our largest extra-care housing design to date, this 60-flats development will be the first of its kind in the Merthyr area; and will provide an important community facility within the newly-established Gelli Dawel residential area. We have worked hard, in our design, to exploit the magnificent views across the Taff valley, to the west and yet still provide shelter from the prevailing south-westerly winds. (The site is elevated and therefore very exposed.) Thus, a sheltered, east-facing entrance courtyard is contrasted with a more exposed, west-facing terrace garden, to provide residents with the best-of-both-worlds. Our perimeter-of-site layout strategy, combined with flats within roofs volumes, wherever possible, has allowed us to create the maximum density of accommodation within a compact overall footprint on a very tight site, for our client, Hafod Care Association. We anticipate that this development will start on site in the Spring of 2010.