Wales is an area that is critical to the business and its strategic drive to build more homes in those parts of the UK with the greatest need giving them the opportunity to impact lives, to shape places that enhance the day to day and create communities that are a pleasure to come back to at night. Not many people have the chance to make a difference on quite that scale.
“Our focus has been on getting the foundations right – we have built a dedicated and experienced team, and spent time instilling the core Kier ethos of quality and safety”
Areas such as Cardiff, Newport, Hengrove and South West Bristol are key. Bristol, for example, is estimated to need an extra 16,228 affordable homes by 2036 – that’s 811 every year. Meanwhile, the local council has suggested that Cardiff is building just half the number of homes it needs to cope with its growth. Early developments for the region include a 267-home project in Lisvane, Cardiff, a 70-home ‘traditional village’ development in Dinas Powys and a 261-home urban development in Hengrove, Bristol.
This is particularly true of the South East corner of Wales – namely Torfaen, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newport. The recent abolition of the Severn Bridge tolls has opened up the area and made it prime Bristol commuter belt territory. Areas such as these are well connected both by car and rail and offer a more affordable option to Bristol itself, despite Welsh market price rises of up to 14%.
Kier Living are not just house builders, they are homemakers - a key part of making the dream of ownership, a shorter commute, a better community, closer and more realistic. The foundations for this in the Wales & West region are now in place and they look forward to helping individuals, couples and families achieve their aims of owning a house they are proud to call ‘home’.