Bilfinger GVA advises City of Cardiff Council on ambitious housing plan

Friday, 04 December 2015

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Bilfinger GVA has led the procurement process that has now seen the appointment of a development partner to help deliver 1,500 new homes in Cardiff over the next ten years.

The City of Cardiff Council has announced the appointment of Wates Living Space as the development partner for its Housing Partnership Programme, following the completion of the highly competitive, high-quality procurement process managed by Bilfinger GVA’s Cardiff team.

The major housing regeneration project will include the building of up to 600 Council houses to be funded and managed by the authority.

The Housing Partnership Programme will help to regenerate communities, enhancing environments and improving the quality of life for residents. All the properties built through this project will meet high levels of sustainability and energy efficiency, ensuring that we help to tackle fuel poverty. It is also anticipated that a ‘Passivhaus’ pilot project will be delivered in the first phase of development.

One of the key objectives of the project is to invest in the regeneration of Cardiff’s communities, deliver real community benefits including the creation of long-term, sustainable local training and employment programmes as well as creating opportunities for local businesses, community groups and local people.

The Housing Partnership Programme includes over 40 sites across Cardiff split into three phases of development, with the first phase due to commence early next year. Each phase of the project will be capable of delivering around 500 houses at a time and all three phases will be completed by 2025.

A multi-discipline team from Bilfinger GVA has been working with The City of Cardiff Council throughout the Housing Partnership Programme, providing commercial, planning, estates and procurement analysis.

Ben Lewis, Director in Bilfinger GVA’s Planning, Development & Regeneration team in Cardiff said: “This is a significant project for the City over the next 10 years, and the Council has identified very ambitious and commendable targets for affordable housing and sustainable development in Cardiff. We have been delighted to assist The City of Cardiff Council in the appointment of their development partner to deliver the project."

For more information, please contact Ben Lewis, Director at Bilfinger GVA on 0292 024 8911 or