Pentwyn Drive is now ready for new tenants.
We recently held a tour of the new homes at Pentwyn Drive, taking a group of partners around the site to see the facilities.
It was great to see local councillors and our board members, along with officers from Welsh Government and Cardiff Council all chatting together throughout the visit.
The 28-apartments will be used by the council to house families who have experienced homelessness and are being housed in temporary accommodation, such as hotels and B&Bs around the city. Council staff will provide support and meet residents regularly and give support until appropriate permanent homes can be identified.
Jo Yellen, Linc Cymru’s project manager (development) said: "Thanks to our community benefits programme we were able to create two apprenticeships, one on the site and one in an office.
"Big thanks to Willis Construction for doing a great job building these homes and giving so much on-the-job experiences to the apprentices. One of these is a Linc resident who lives locally.
"We also involved local schools who worked with a local ceramicist and community interest group, the Ministry of Life, to create of a series of clay tiles that feature on the new building."
Other community benefits to local schools included fitting a polytunnel and planters where children could grow food and fixing a kiln so they could learn about pottery.
The homes were built with funding support from Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant Programme.