Loudoun Square, Cardiff
The Loudoun Square regeneration project is a collaboration between Cardiff City Council, Cardiff Community Housing Association, Cardiff Local Health Board and Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust. The site is located between Cardiff City Centre and Cardiff Bay, and was previously occupied by an existing health centre and local shops, together with a vacant area of land.
The area has been regenerated with the creation of new modern facilities to serve the local community and include a new health centre, shops, affordable homes 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 the first BREEAM Excellent Health Centre in Wales. It was also awarded a Welsh BREEAM Health Care Award.
The 62 new homes 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.
Given this is a mixed use scheme with a range of stakeholders, Austin-Smith:Lord’s team managed to take on board the design challenge and inputs of the users, to help deliver a high quality and functional building.
Ken Thomas – Project Consultant, CCHA
CLIENT: CCCH / CARDIFF COUNCIL
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, INTERIORS, LANDSCAPE
SECTOR: CIVIC, HEALTHCARE, RESIDENTIAL, RETAIL
LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: BINGHAM HALL O’HANLAN
SERVICES: SABA CONSULT
COST CONSULTANT: DAVIS LANGDON
FIRST BREEAM EXCELLENT HEALTHCARE CENTRE IN WALES
HOUSING AWARDS 2014 – UK HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR