Delivering on the bold vision which inspired it

Loftus Garden Village is an award-winning development by Lovell of 250 homes. 60% of these are classed as affordable. It is a multi-tenure scheme which fully blends social, intermediate and market rent with homes for outright sale and shared ownership.

Loftus was created with the aim of turning a derelict piece of land in the heart of Newport into a place where people would actively choose to live.

The award winning, vibrant neighbourhood has brought new life to the former Pirelli Cables Factory site with its Arts and Crafts-style homes and imaginatively landscaped setting.

By the numbers

New homes

% affordable homes

Crushed stone re-used on site

Local employment onsite

Apprentices

Apprentice weeks completed

New homes

% affordable homes

Crushed stone re-used on site

Local employment onsite

Apprentices

Apprentice weeks completed

Enhancing communities

Lovell Partnerships works with local authorities that are share our Total Commitment to enhancing local communities. Through community consultation, Lovell created and much loved new Garden Village of affordable homes for today and future generations.

Involving and engaging the local community was integral to the development of the Garden Village project. This included involving local schools in creative hoarding design, construction career engagement and regular community open site days.

Community

Lovell worked closely with our local supply chain to support charitable causes. Working together with our piling contractor, Lovell piled pink foundations for Cancer Research Wales.

Lovell also collaborated with Newport Communities First to deliver training and employment initiatives to where they were most needed.

Environment

In keeping with our Total Commitment to improving the environment, Lovell's priority was considerate construction, while reducing waste and energy consumption.

  • More than 10,000m3 of crushed stone was reused on site.
  • 'Zero Waste' pilot scheme was operated on the project.
  • Wastewater was reused and filtered.
  • Construction waste was hand-picked for segregation and recycling.

Through employment and training opportunities...Loftus Garden Village [is] an inclusive community where people can thrive and feel proud to live and grow together."

- Amanda Davies, Chief Executive Pobl Group

Strategic  objectives

 Lovell's Loftus Garden Village project was fully focused on meeting Welsh Government and Local Authority strategic housing objectives, including:

  • A focus on quality, space, sustainability and flexibility for each home
  • Maximising community benefits and social value in all aspects of the project
  • Doing more with less public grant funding
  • Delivering a wider range of housing solutions for local people.

 

Awards

 

  • Winner, Development of the Year Award - Welsh Housing Awards 2017
  • Best Residential Development of the Year - Insider Wales Property Awards
  • Winner, Lovell Regional and National Health & Safety Awards, 2017
  • Shortlisted for Project of the Year: Buildings - Constructing Excellence in Wales Award

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