Home means more now to many of us than it did this time last year.
Our homes aren’t just the sanctuary we escape to at the end of a busy day. They’re also a workplace, a classroom, the place where we eat most of our meals, where we spend most of our time and make most of our memories.
And spending more time in our homes has caused many to re-evaluate what’s most important. More space, a garden, an office, shops and other facilities within walking distance and green space nearby where we can get out into nature are higher on our lists than ever before.
In research conducted by Admiral, 39% buyers said lockdown had impacted what they were looking for in their next home purchase. Searches for homes with a garden increased by 42% in May compared to the same month last year and more than a third of buyers now want a better home workspace.
Plasdŵr will deliver homes of every kind for people living in Cardiff, from flats and townhouses to family homes and cottages. Its five neighbourhoods, each with their own distinct character, will offer something for everyone – from busy, urban living or a quieter to a more rural way of life. Plasdŵr residents will be able to move around the area as their requirements and priorities change.
With more of us expecting to continue working from home at least some of the time, commutes are likely to factor less into where we choose to live. For many, being right in the heart of the city is now less important than having a larger home with a dedicated office space. For those who still need to travel into Cardiff city centre, dedicated bus routes and new cycle lanes will make it easier to commute from Plasdŵr sustainably.
Plasdŵr has been planned in line with the Garden City movement principles of “fresh air, sunlight, breathing room and playing room”. Green space will make up 40% of the total development. Every home will be within walking distance of some green space, from playgrounds and recreation grounds to spacious parks and woodland, making it easy to escape into nature.