Loudoun Square wins Development of the Year at the UK Housing Awards
The recently completed Loudoun Square regeneration project in Cardiff has received the Development of the Year (Large Scheme) Award at the prestigious UK Housing Awards, which were held last night in London.
The awards, which were established in 1997, recognise excellence throughout the UK within the social housing sector.
Loudoun Square has been regenerated to create new modern facilities to serve the local community and in addition to affordable homes and apartments it also includes a new health centre, shops and community facilities.
Sustainability was of paramount importance for the project, with the new community centre and shops designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’. The health centre is also the first BREEAM Excellent Health Centre in Wales and was also awarded a Welsh BREEAM Health Care Award.
The 61 new affordable homes and apartments are designed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes – Level 4 and Level 5. To achieve these stringent environmental targets, the designs incorporate innovative strategies such as harvesting of rain water, Bio Mass fuelled heating and extensive use of ‘A’ rated insulation materials.