Newport, South Wales
Planning Achieved January 2021
This new development of thirty nine affordable homes is located in the centre of Alway, Newport, on the site of the former Ladyhill Centre & Sevenstiles Public House. A high quality, cohesive and sustainable community, the development provides a natural infill to the residential development of Alway, and is led by strong green infrastructure & placemaking ideologies. Landscaping enhancements include rain gardens, pocket parks and grasscrete parking. The highly sustainable scheme enables ‘low carbon living’, with combustion free homes that embrace cutting-edge energy and drainage technology.
The homes will built using Modern Methods of Construction, using Castleoak’s open panel timber frame construction. The pre-insulated panels will arrive to site with pre-installed windows and doors, with the external facade treatment part applied for flexibility. The homes are designed with a fabric first approach to meet future WG Part L 2025 and achieved a SAP 100 ratings and EPC A rating. There is zero onsite combustion and the homes will have all electric systems, with a clear path to achieve net zero carbon in the future. Solar photovoltaic panels generate zero carbon energy on site and batteries store for use for on-plot EV facilities with potential for two-way charging and integration with grid. The project was successfully awarded Welsh Government Innovative Housing Programme (4) funding.