We are delighted to have delivered 17 much-needed affordable homes in Bulwark Chepstow, utilising the Welsh Government’s Innovative Housing Programme.
Constructed on two separate sites, the high-quality homes were built using sustainable methods of construction and low carbon embodiment.
The developments comprise two housetypes; a terraced mews style house with a patio area for younger ‘first timers’ and courtyard bungalow for older people wishing to downsize. The innovative designs bring to life the specific housing desires of these two definitive demographics, who were surveyed as part of the research.
The homes were designed in collaboration with the Welsh School of Architecture and built by MHA’s trading subsidiary Capsel.
Chris Kinsey, Assistant Development Director said:
“We know there is a desparate need for more affordable housing in Monmouthshire, and it’s great to see the developments in Bulwark completed and tenants settling into their beautiful new homes in time for Christmas.
These long-life homes have been built utilising high energy performance to help eliminate fossil fuels whilst minimising energy costs for our tenants by using methods such as sustainable insulation, photovoltaics and air source heat pumps”.
All properties are timber frame and materials used are assessed for sustainability. Specially designed sustainable drainage tree pits and bedding shrubs were also incorporated to manage rainfall and protect against flood risk. A cassette roof system was utilised to maximise the feel of internal space while providing velux roof lights to areas of the house to avoid need for electrical lighting in dusk and dawn.
As part of the community benefits being delivered by MHA to the local community, our construction partner Capsel repaired the dilapidated scout hut adjacent to the Pembroke Road site.
The homes were developed utilising £3.1m of funding by the Welsh Government’s Innovative Housing Programme and are the result of our ongoing successful partnership with the Welsh School of Architecture, Capsel, Monmouthshire County Council and LRM Planning.