Work set to start on 1,000 new homes on edge of Cardiff
28 April 2016
A prestigious development by Persimmon Homes of more than 1,000 homes located in a semi-rural area of Cardiff will create hundreds of jobs and provide much needed housing, said the boss of the building firm behind the scheme.
Persimmon Homes East Wales is set to start work in April this year on what will be a sought after development in a prime location with excellent links to the city centre, to be known as St. Edeyrn's Village.
The development gets its name from the 6th Century monk St. Edeyrn, who also gives his name to the nearby parish church.
The region’s leading housebuilder has permission for 1,020 new properties on land between junction 30 of the M4 and the A48. In addition to the new homes, St. Edeyrn's Village will provide a primary school, convenience store, café, allotments, community orchard and a landscaped Riverside Park set alongside the Rhymney River.
Martin Smith, Managing Director of Persimmon Homes East Wales, said the new development would provide a full range of quality 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes, offering everyone the opportunity to buy at this new vibrant village with great commuter access and within a short distance of the city centre.
“We are now less than a month away from starting work on this flagship development in Cardiff,” said Mr Smith.”
“We are committed to creating a highly desirable and sustainable community and the new facilities to be provided as part of the development, particularly the new primary school, are a welcomed boost to the area.”
“St. Edeyrn's Village is conveniently located next to Cardiff Gate Retail Park which includes a major supermarket and other national retailers. With excellent transport links already in place, people will be a short bus ride to the city centre and those that commute further afield to places such as Bristol and Swansea will have easy access to the M4.”
All households on the development will be given a free one-year bus pass to travel into Cardiff to promote the use of the excellent public transport links.
Construction work is due to start on April 4. The houses will be sold off-plan initially, giving people the chance to personalise their homes before they have been completed. The first residents are expected to move into their new homes in the autumn of 2016.