Greenfarm, Cardiff

Emergency modular accommodation

Client: City of Cardiff Council

Greenfarm in Cardiff provides an extension to an existing hostel, opening to residents in March 2020. The modular accommodation development has utilised an existing carpark, providing eight, two-bed temporary accommodation units for people and families in need.

Concept design of modular housing
Concept design of modular housing

CONCEPT &
PLANNING

Cardiff Council has 550 temporary accommodation places where homeless families and single people in need can live while they wait to move into permanent housing. At the time of planning for Greenfarm back in 2016, Cardiff had over 1341 people waiting for an accommodation place. To meet the demand, the council were housing a signifiant number of these people in prohibitively expensive nightly-let accommodation.

To address this pressure on their existing housing stock and to help Cardiff reduce this area of spend, Greenfarm was proposed, offering temporary modular homes on temporarily available council-owned land.

Greenfarm, Cardiff - Modular housing
Greenfarm, Cardiff - Emergency Modular Housing
Greenfarm, Cardiff - Emergency Modular Housing

Build &
Installation

The units were all fabricated off site and are permanently portable, resulting in a higher build quality, reduced construction time and superior cost control throughout the entire project. The units also retain the ability to be re-deployed to another site in the future as required.

BOPAS accredited, all of our modular ISO Space units are built to last up to 60 years with regular maintenance.

Take a look at the installation of Greenfarm, Cardiff in the time lapse of the development below.

Elise Coalter

The homes have a very modern finish which provides a good contrast with the existing building. The use of contrasting cladding panels has helped soften the visual impact enormously and we are delighted with the finished result.

Elise Coalter, Operational Manager – Development

City of Cardiff Council

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