Buildings as power stations: Could future homes actually work for us?
29th Aug 2017

Our housing development in Neath, designed with the aim of turning “homes into power stations,” is as exciting as it is innovative…

Active Homes achieves planning
9th Aug 2017

Pentan Architects are delighted to have secured planning permission for the innovative ‘Active Homes – Buildings as Power Stations’ project in Neath.

This exemplar, ‘energy positive’ development for Pobl Group, working in partnership with SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre, will provide 16 new dwellings, (a combination of 2 & 3-bedroom houses and 1-bedroom apartments) that will generate, store and release their own energy, through the use of solar generation and battery storage technologies.

Cardiff Living Schemes Break Ground
22nd Mar 2017

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.

New homes in Carmarthen
7th Mar 2017

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.

13th Dec 2016

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.