The Bute Street Independent Living scheme will offer suitable accommodation for the over 55’s in the Butetown ward of Cardiff. The new development will provide a new home for residents living in Nelson House following the Council’s decision to repurpose the high-rise block for family accommodation.
The site is located on the former Brandon Tool Hire site, situated on Bute Street and within walking distance of the City Centre and Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay.
The proposal will deliver high-quality independent living accommodation that will helps residents maintain their independence for longer, provide the flexibility to meet the needs of more vulnerable users and help to tackle social isolation.
The development will provide:
- one and two bed self-contained apartments.
- On-site communal facilities including electric scooter charging and storage, bicycle storage, activity rooms, a residents’ lounge, medical suite, guest suites, laundry room and landscaped communal gardens.
- ‘No Gas’ – we will be using ground source heat pumps as a clean and alternative energy source to gas and installing PV panels to reduce the demand of electric. The low-carbon development will minimise the environmental impact and reduce ongoing running costs for tenants.
- A community facility will be provided within the building for a local group to lease and make their own.
We have successfully completed the initial design stage and looking to appoint a contractor to detail the designs and construct the new development. We hope for construction to start towards the end of 2022 and be completed mid-2024.
Local groups have expressed an interest in the community facility, and we hope to announce the successful group soon.