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We are delighted to have finished work on our newest homes at Longcross House, with tenants now ready to move in.

This new development has 27 much needed one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments over six storeys and is one of the first EPC A high rise buildings in Wales. Each apartment benefits from its own solar panels to subsidise the electricity, ensuring tenant energy bills are affordable.

One of the new tenants getting ready to move in has been living in a hostel for a year and a half after being evicted from her previous home through no fault of her own. She said: 

“I am so happy and grateful to be moving into my new home after so long in a hostel. I’m looking forward to having my own space again and doing things that I’d taken for granted before, like cooking healthy meals. I can’t wait for the privacy and the fresh start.”

Brian Pickett, Chief Executive at CCHA said: 

“I am thrilled to see these high-quality apartments being completed in the heart of Cardiff, delivering on our vision to building the affordable housing that is desperately needed. Our aim is to build homes that our tenants love to live in, and it’s especially important to see that our commitment to sustainability is being met here too, meaning tenants will also benefit from lower bills.” 


Mark Hennessey, Managing Director of ASD Build said: 

“ASD Build is immensely proud to have built Longcross House for our valued client CCHA. ASD is a local building contractor whose roots fall not too far from Longcross. This makes it even more special to see how the new community will thrive in such a special place in Cardiff. Designing and building a EPCA building comes with challenges, however with a committed design team and brilliant subcontractors we have handed over a compliant building for future generations.”  


Longcross House has a long history, having previously been the site of the Cardiff Institute for the Blind in the 1860’s, before the building was destroyed in the Blitz in 1941. The site then became home to an NHS physiotherapy unit, before CCHA bought and demolished the building ready for what is now Longcross House.

Longcross House, originally designed by Dennis Hellyar Architects, and built by ASD Build Ltd, has been part funded by Welsh Government’s Social Housing Grant and will meet their DQR Standards.