Willis Shortlisted for Cardiff Property Awards

Willis are delighted to have been shortlisted for three categories in this year’s Cardiff Property Awards.

As well as making it to the final as Contractor and for Sustainability, we are thrilled our Pentwyn Drive development for Linc Cymru has been selected in the Residential Development category.

Built on the site of the former Morrisons Supermarket, the development has delivered 28 new energy efficient apartments in a three-storey building for @Linc Cymru with funding support from the @Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant programme.

Earlier this year, @Cardiff Council agreed to lease the block, and the apartments will now be used to house families who have experienced homelessness and were being housed in temporary accommodation, such as hotels and B&Bs around the city.

Facilities at the development include a landscaped courtyard which will provide green space for residents, dedicated refuse storage, limited onsite parking for four vehicles and a large cycle store with space for 48 bikes. The homes are close to bus stops to encourage residents to use sustainable transport options.

The outcomes for the project were particularly impressive and included;

  • £8,220,587.86 Invested into the Welsh Economy
  • £3,148,715 Invested with SME’s
  • 15 employment/training opportunities
  • 3 Apprenticeships (72 weeks)
  • 833 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill.
  • £11,458 donated in sponsorship in cultural sporting and educational activities

We are proud of Pentwyn Drive, not only in terms of the build quality, but for the collaboration of Site Team with Linc Cymru to provide fantastic Social Value outcomes on the project. In particular the achievements of our apprentices Chelsea, Jay and Will. We look forward to seeing them continue to thrive on their next schemes.