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Location :
Year :
Client :
21st Century Housing
Ty'R Felin St, Penrhiwceiber
2010
Cynon Taf Housing Assoc
Project Description :

Following a successful design competition, Rio was commissioned to review Cynon Taf Housing Associations existing stock and create sustainable and environmentally efficient homes suitable for modern family life. The concept did not involve demolishing the existing homes as past experience has taught us that communities are not easily recreated.


The new homes have been designed to maximize daylight and views across the Welsh countryside whilst delivering high levels of sustainability at a reasonable cost. Energy improvement measures coming primarily via insulation and air tightness as opposed to 'bolt on' renewables.


The development demonstrates how housing in the South Wales Valley's can be both sustainable and affordable, and ultimately desirable to live in. The first phase of the project and the first houses were opened in 2010 by the Environment Minister Jane Davison.