New homes for Cardiff


New affordable homes are rising up from the ashes of the former Hendre Pub in Cardiff.

Wales & West Housing is building 14 new homes on the site of the pub, which was demolished in 2014 after a series of fires.

Work on the £2million development off Hendre Road has started and is due for completion next spring. The development is made up of 2 two bed bungalows, 6 one bed flats, 4 two bed and 2 three bed houses. It is being made possible by a partnership with Cardiff City Council and £1.2 million Welsh Government Social Housing Grant.

Trowbridge councillors Michael Michael and Chris Lay were given a tour of the site with WWH Chief Executive Anne Hinchey and site managers from contractors Pendragon Design and Build.

Coun Michael said: “I was chairman of the planning committee when this application was approved, so I am pleased to see the homes taking shape. We are desperate for good quality social housing in Trowbridge and that is exactly what this development will bring.”

Coun Chris Lay added: “Since the pub was burned down, there has been a problem with fly tipping and litter in the area. So these houses are a welcome replacement.

“St Mellons and Trowbridge is an attractive area to invest in. With plans for a new parkway rail station at St Mellons and 10,000 new jobs coming to the area, these homes will be in demand.”


Chief Executive Anne Hinchey said: “These are the first new family homes Wales & West Housing has built in Cardiff in almost 10 years and shows our commitment to bring warm, safe and affordable homes to the capital.”

“We currently own almost 3,500 affordable homes across the city  and our aim is for everyone to have a home that they can be proud of, in a place they want to live.

“Our ambition is to build 1000 more energy efficient new homes across Wales in the next five years and invest £250 million in our Welsh homes and communities and these homes are a step towards achieving that ambition.”