INDEPENDENT LIVING DEVELOPMENT

The project involves the design and construction of 39 new homes and a communal hub at the Gaer in Newport for Derwen Cymru, Wales’ only dedicated Older People’s Housing Provider. The project layout and design reflects Derwen’s aspirations for a flagship older people’s development while also meeting a clearly identified need within Newport.

The design accommodates two communal blocks of self-contained apartments with a central communal hub and four walk-up apartments, providing a total of 39 new homes. Of these new homes, 33 will be two bedroom apartments and 6 will be one bedroom. Due to the topography of the site, the apartments will have glazed balconies to benefit from the views and will be split across a number of levels from lower ground floor to second floor, with lift access.

The design also incorporates a roof top garden to maximise the beneficial health and social impacts associated with being actively engaged in gardening, walking and growing vegetables.

CLIENT:
Derwen Cymru Ltd

VALUE:
£5.5m

CONTRACT:
JCT Design and Build

ARCHITECT:
Ainsley Gommon Architects

CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEER:
Cambria Consulting

M&E ENGINEER:
Troup Bywater + Anders

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