Mews Housing Scheme, Cardiff, UK
Client: Regional HA
Tenure: Social housing
This Mews Housing scheme is a 100% affordable residential scheme designed for a regional Housing Association, located approximately 1km from Cardiff town centre. The residential plan will deliver a range of one and two bedroom apartments and two bedroom houses for social rent.
Two blocks of development define the site, flanking the northern and southern boundaries of what is a very constricted site. Massing is subservient to its conservation area surroundings at two storeys, which allows the creation of an intimate resident courtyard garden at the heart of the development, to help give a sense of identity and foster community links.
Materials and architectural motifs are reflective of the distinctive architecture of the area; traditional terraced housing in the neo-classical and neo-gothic styles that epitomises the area.