Willowbrook – A Cardiff Living Development Project

Constructing Excellence

Willowbrook is partnership development for 192 new homes for open market sale, low cost home ownership and rent between Cardiff Council and Wates. The development is part of Cardiff Council and Wates’s City wide Cardiff Living Program to deliver 1500 homes for sale and rent over 40 sites with a development value of £190m. Willowbrook represents:

  • £25.6m project value
  • £6m Infrastructure works
  • 160 week programme
  • 192 homes
  • Mixed tenue.
    • 134 OMS
    • 58 affordable
  • Phase I complete
  • Phase II under construction

The partnership  was established following an exhaustive procurement process including competitive dialogue to ensure that the Councils key objectives for the program would be delivered, these included:

  • Engagement of true development partner
  • Early Developer involvement in design process (Stage RIBA 1)
  • Creation by Wates of dedicated Cardiff Living business unit to deliver the program
  • Design and Financial appraisal sign off at key stages before final commitment to start on site
  • Regeneration of brownfield and surplus council land
  • Creating Sustainable Homes & communities
  • Quality driven design agenda
  • Design Commission for Wales review
  • Maximizing the delivery housing number