A £350million Waterfornt Barry scheme in South Wales claims it “setting new standards for sustainable construction in Wales”
The 100-acre development on Barry’s waterfront, 10 miles south of Cardiff will see 2,000 new eco homes and of commercial and leisure infrastructure including hotels, restaurants, cafes and retail outlets.
The sale of the 77ha development site has been agreed by the Welsh Assembly Government and Associated British Ports (ABP). A consortium comprising Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon Homes and Barratt Homes is leading the project and the ABP and the Welsh Assembly Government will maintain their involvement during the master planning stage.
The new homes, which include 400 affordable homes, will meet the ecohomes’ standard of excellence.The latest development on the waterfront is the largest and last remaining key site on Barry and occupies a prime location overlooking Number One Dock. It will also link Barry Island with the town.
Ieuan Wyn Jones, Minister for the Economy and Transport, said the proposals promote sustainable development and its drive to achieve higher environmental standards on new developments.