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Ferry Road

Ferry Road is a scheme of 48 relocatable new modular homes split across 3 apartment blocks plus an office block and community space on the site of the old Gasworks in Grangetown, Cardiff. 

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This temporary Passivhaus development consists of a mixture of 1-bedroom flats, 2-bedroom flats and 3-bedroom flats designed as a sustainable development to support the homeless population across Cardiff, providing temporary homes for families whilst a more permanent housing solution is found. It is the first demountable residential zero carbon development in Europe, with each unit benefitting from Photovoltaic panels and air source heat pumps to reduce carbon emissions whilst keeping power and heating bills low for the tenants.

Canham Consulting delivered the civil engineering design, including drainage and external works design across the development as well as providing structural engineering for the three residential apartment blocks and single storey bungalow units.

Due to contaminated made ground across the site, there was a desire to limit the need for extensive earthworks. We worked closely with the stakeholders to design a SuDS scheme incorporating permeable surfacing and even rain gardens to restrict the flows and deliver in line with SuDS. Guidelines.

The drainage design was delivered with close liaison with Cardiff City Council’s SAB Officer and ensured that the flows were appropriately managed to mitigate flooding onsite.

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