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Popular Cardiff development receives residential development of the year award

Lovell Homes’ popular Te Mill development in Canton, Cardiff, has been named as the Residential Development of the Year at Insider’s Wales Property Awards. Te project was nominated by Powell Dobson Architects, who designed Te Mill, which has successfully transformed the former paper mill into a thriving and sustainable residential community which will provide 800 homes across the 53-acre site. Te Mill, which is a partnership between Lovell Homes, Tirion Homes, Principality Building Society and Cadwyn Housing Association, has provided opportunity for growth for the local construction industry through Lovell’s commitment to giving back local resources. James Duffett, regional managing director at Lovell Homes South Wales and South West said: “We are thrilled to be awarded this title. We can’t thank our dedicated team enough for their continued enthusiasm and hard-work throughout this project. “We are delighted that all of our effort and dedication is being recognised and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for Te Mill. “Lovell Homes is also proud to have worked in partnership with other incredible partners to see this achievement come to life. We hope to continue to flourish alongside them and continue to work towards a common goal.” David Ward, CEO at Tirion, said: “We are thrilled to have won this prestigious award and truly hope people will feel able to set down roots in our new community. “It has been a long and sometimes challenging road to get to this point and we are grateful for the commitment shown by our partnership with Principality Building Society, Welsh Government, Cadwyn and Lovell in bringing the project to fruition.” Ian Bailey, head of housing strategy at Principality, said: “Collaboration and partnership were key words from the Welsh Government’s Affordable Housing Review and there can be few better examples of this across Wales. We are so pleased to have been able to play a key part in the regeneration of one of the largest brownfield

l-r; Bernadette Kinsella, Director at Powell Dobson Architects; Anne-Marie Smale, MD, Powell Dobson Architects; Ian Bailey, Head of Housing, Principality Building Society – Commercial; David Ward, CEO, Tirion Group Ltd; Andrew Crompton, Director, Tirion Developments Ltd; Shane Jay, Regional Technical Director, Lovell Partnerships; Nicola Crocker, Deputy Fund Manager, Development Bank for Wales (Award Sponsor); Alex McCusker, Associate Project & Cost Manager, Blake Morgan LLP

sites in Cardiff into high quality homes. Many of these homes will be available as affordable rentals, which will ultimately form part of a vibrant community.” Cadwyn’s chief executive, Kath Palmer, said: “We’re delighted that Te Mill has won this award. It encapsulates everything we set out to achieve; desirable homes and a vibrant, thriving community. With lots more to come at Te Mill, the future is looking really exciting!” Bernadette Kinsella,

director at Powell Dobson

Architects, said: “It is fantastic to see that Te Mill has been recognised by this award, and particularly rewarding to see the response to the design of the individual homes.

Location close to schools makes Weston

Meadow perfect for teachers Liz and Tom Liz and Tom Killigrew are happily settling into their brand new home at David Wilson Homes’ Weston Meadow development in Calne. And the development’s close proximity to local schools is an added bonus for the couple. “We are both teachers - I am at The Corsham School and Tom is at Yate Academy - so we wanted to be closer to both schools,” said Liz (35). “Weston Meadow was an excellent option for us, not only because of its location but also for the quality of build here. “David Wilson Homes is known for the style and space of its house designs, and our choice - the Hadley - is perfect. It is a large family home with a kitchen/dining room space which opens out onto the garden. We also have a garage and double parking area.

“The layout of the house was a huge attraction - with its large kitchen and easy access to the garden. Add to that this beautiful area, close enough to Chippenham for the train line and shops, and the great green space at the back,


and we knew we’d found our ideal home.” Weston Meadow is a development of two, three and four bedroom homes near Calne. Located on the edge of the North Wessex Downs, the new homes are surrounded by countryside. Commuters have easy access to Chippenham, Swindon and Bath. “We were both happy in our teaching jobs and wanted to get onto the property ladder, whilst moving closer to work - and Weston Meadow was the ideal solution,” added Tom (31). “The service has been fantastic from David Wilson Homes. Both the sales and site staff have gone above and beyond to make our new home perfect.” Current availability at Weston Meadow includes the three bedroom Ashurst and Greenwood homes, priced from £285,000 and £310,000 respectively, and the four bedroom Bayswater, Cornell, Holden and Chelworth designs, from £350,000, £385,000, £425,000 and £460,000. For more details about part exchange at Weston Meadow, visit or call 0330 057 6000.

New Homes Wales and the South West

“Te team worked hard to design liveable, flexible and sustainable homes that deliver the best of Development Quality Requirements space standards within a more efficient footprint. Tis has enabled more homes to be provided than would otherwise have been possible.” Current availability at Te Mill includes one-bedroom apartments priced from £142,995, two-bedroom apartments priced from £183,995, two-bedroom homes priced from £212,995, three-bedroom homes priced from £290,000 and four-bedroom homes priced from £319,995. For more information about Te Mill development, visit or call the sales office on 029 2060 6766.

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