Client: Linc Cymru
Location: Mountain Road, Caerphilly
Scheme Overview: We are building this scheme on behalf of Linc Cymru Housing Association, the development will consist of; 34 flats and 4 general needs mid terrace houses. The development will also include an outdoor fitness area and edible elements within the landscaping to further improve residents’ health. The fitness equipment will also have the ability to charge a mobile phone. Residents will be encouraged to actively participate in these activities by working with local community groups who specialise in improving fitness.
The innovation element to the scheme centres on construction techniques to achieve Passivhaus certification. The proposed scheme aims to demonstrate that traditional construction materials that Welsh contractors are already familiar with, can be used to create energy efficient carbon conscious housing. In turn this would improve occupant health and reduce fuel poverty without the need to rely on expensive add on technologies that require higher maintenance and would lead to higher service charges for residents. This will be the first large scale Passivhaus development in Wales.
The development is due for completion Summer 2020.