Agate Street, Cardiff, UK
Client: Taff Housing
Tenure: Social housing
Agate Street is a 100% affordable residential scheme designed for Taff Housing Association, located approximately 1km from Cardiff town centre. The residential plan will deliver a range of one and two bedroom apartments for social rent.
Two blocks of development define the street edge, addressing Agate St. and Pearl St. respectively. Massing steps up from three storeys at the edge of neighbouring development to four storeys at the prominent corner, with circulation space linking the two blocks and providing access to the resident courtyard garden hidden within.
Materials and architectural motifs are reflective of the distinctive architecture of the area; traditional workers terraced housing built for the dock workers that epitomise the Adamsdown & Splott areas.