One of our largest new housing schemes has ‘broken ground’. The Willowbrook West site in St. Mellons, soon to be ‘Silvervale Park’ will provide 192 new homes as well as a wetland area and new public open spaces. The scheme forms a part of the Cardiff Living project – a partnership project with Wates Residential and Cardiff Council.
Pentan Architects are very pleased to have achieved planning permission on a scheme for 37 new dwellings in the heart of Carmarthen. The development for Bro Myrddin Housing Association will provide 10 houses and 27 apartments on a brown-field site in the town’s conservation area. The need to achieve a high density of homes along with overcoming substantial archaeological issues were key challenges in delivering a successful design.
Pentan Architects are delighted to have been ‘commended’ in the RIBA ‘Bespoke Access Design Competition’. The international design competition sought original ideas to improve access and provide an enhanced experience for hotel guests, particularly for those with disabilities. The judging panel included Paralympic gold medalist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Stirling Prize-winning architect Alan Stanton, and Baroness Celia Thomas. Our proposal brought the ideas of horticulture and nature as therapy into the hotel environment, building on our knowledge of creating places for those living with dementia and disabilities but most of all making places that everyone can enjoy.
We are pleased to announce that our application for 16 new homes on the site of a former children’s home in Llanishen has secured planning approval. The new development, part of the Cardiff Housing Partnership project, with Wates Residential will provide 12 new open market homes for sale and 4 new affordable homes. The site, benefiting from being surrounded by mature vegetation, will adopt the principles of ‘home-zone’ streetscape design to bring a unique character to the pedestrian friendly development.
We are delighted that two of our largest housing schemes were both granted planning approval at this week’s committee. In total, the scheme designs include nearly 300 dwellings on sites in St. Mellons and Llanrumney and form an integral part of the Cardiff Housing Partnership Programme. Along with our colleagues at Wates, we eagerly await the start on site.