Schooner Wharf, Cardiff Bay
In response to affordable housing priority needs, Austin-Smith:Lord were commissioned by Cardiff Community Housing Association to design a new build mixed tenure housing development in a prominent waterside location in Cardiff Bay.
The site layout is based upon the continuation of taller, linear waterside
development with 85 apartments for private sale along the water’s edge, forming an eastern boundary, and 32 high quality affordable family homes in the form of two and three storey houses and townhouses to the west towards the other, existing residential developments which also drop in height and scale away from the waterside. The affordable homes are designed to meet Welsh DQR, Lifetime Homes and RNIB Standards.
CLIENT: CARDIFF COMMUNITY HOUSING ASSOCIATION
SERVICE: ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE
LANDSCAPE: AUSTIN-SMITH: LORD
STRUCTURES: BLACKBURN GRIFFITHS, METSEC
SERVICES: SABA, ISTL ENGINEERING
COST CONSULTANT: RPA
2018 FIS AWARD, STEEL FRAMED SYSTEMS GOLD AWARD