THE GAER INDEPENDENT LIVING NEWPORT

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 reflect 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 the second floor, with lift access.
The design also incorporates a rooftop garden to maximize the beneficial health and social impacts associated with being actively engaged in gardening, walking, and growing vegetables.

 

CLIENT:
Derwen Cymru Ltd
VALUE:
£5.5m
DURATION:
59 weeks
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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