Tirion, the community development organisation, alongside developer Lovell, is celebrating after receiving an award at the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru Welsh Housing Awards, for its partnership work on The Mill development in Canton, Cardiff.
The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 30 November at Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel, with Tirion and Lovell taking home the award in the Developing High Quality Homes category.
This category recognises organisations involved in building new social and affordable homes across Wales, particularly those on the cutting edge of innovation, that have not only helped meet housing needs but have also delivered multiple benefits for local communities.
David Ward, chief executive for Tirion, said: “We are delighted to win at this year’s Welsh Housing Awards with Lovell. It recognises our ongoing commitment to building high quality affordable homes through our partnership with Lovell and Welsh Government to create dynamic and sustainable neighbourhoods like The Mill.
“A massive thank you to our team whose hard work and commitment has made this all possible. We look forward to working with Welsh Government, Lovell and other partners to build on this success by creating new communities across Wales with a focus on affordable housing, net-zero performance and the highest standards of placemaking.”
The Mill development in Canton, Cardiff, includes 442 Tirion homes for rent – which are managed by Cadwyn Housing Association and 358 homes for open market sale by Lovell, which have all been sold. The scheme is going ahead with the support of the Welsh Government and financial backing from the Principality Building Society.
Gemma Clissett, regional partnerships director at Lovell, added: “We are incredibly proud to have won this award for all our work at The Mill. It is a high-quality development full of great homes and has grown into a thriving community that makes it a wonderful place to call home.
“We will continue to create exceptional developments going forward with the help of our excellent team and partners who made this win possible with their unparalleled hard work and dedication.”
Lovell also sponsored the Working in Partnership category to support the awards and recognise the contributions of other housebuilders across Wales.
For more information about The Mill, visit www.mill-living.co.uk