Veterans housed in time for Christmas


The Mill development in Canton, Cardiff, has welcomed two further veteran families after they were housed in affordable housing. A total of eight veterans have been housed over the last 18 months, in a partnership between Cadwyn Housing Association and the Welsh Veterans Partnership, despite the ongoing pandemic. 

Pictured above, Left to Right Mark Howells (Cadwyn) Darren Pole (Chair, WVP) Dave Price (Co-ordinator, WVP)

The Mill development has successfully transformed the former paper mill into a thriving and sustainable residential community and will provide 800 homes across the 53-acre siteThe Mill is a partnership between Cadwyn Housing Association, Tirion Homes, Lovell Homes and Principality Building Society and has already provided 180 affordable homes for rent in Cardiff to help tackle the housing crisis.

“We are thrilled to be able to make a difference in providing much needed additional, affordable homes to people in need across Cardiff. Our work with the Welsh Veterans Partnership demonstrates our commitment to ensuring veterans are given every opportunity to realise their potential once they leave the armed forces. It is fantastic to see them enjoying their new homes.”  

We cannot wait to see what the future holds for The Mill with the next phase of building affordable homes already underway.”  

Mark Howells, Head of Operations at Cadwyn Housing Association.

A tenant accepting the keys to his new property at The Mill

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Editor’s notes 

The first rented homes at The Mill handed over in September 2018 with the completion of the phases A & b signalling 180 tenants housed with Cadwyn Housing Association. The Mill is a partnership between Cadwyn, Tirion, Lovell with support from the principality building society and Welsh Government and will provide 800 homes when completed, a mix of sales and rented accommodation.  

Phase C of the rented homes started construction in November 2020 with a mix of 2 and 3-bed houses & 1 and 2 ned flats handing over to tenants from the Autumn 2021.  

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