Addison House, Cardiff

Addison House is a new state-of-the-art community living scheme created by Cardiff Council.

The accommodation consists of 44 x 1 or 2 bedroom flats on 5 floors with lift access. The flats are designed to be flexible enough to adapt to people changing needs. They will provide a ‘home for life’ which enables a resident to live independently.

The apartments are double-sided, large, and open plan, with ample private balconies to provide a light and airy atmosphere. The scheme has been designed to RNIB Platinum standards and complies with the HAPPI standards.

The site has its own individual properties, but it also includes shared amenities such as a lounge with views across the Bristol Channel, a laundry room, and a courtyard garden. There are several parking spaces including electrical car charging points and facilities for storing and charging mobility scooters. Older people who live in community living arrangements may also access a variety of services to assist with social isolation and promote well-being.

The design raises the bar in terms of energy efficiency, as all of the homes will include renewable technologies and smart energy management systems that will reduce grid demand and combat fuel poverty by lowering energy costs.

Community alarms have been installed in all of Cardiff’s community living settings, providing a 24-hour-a-day emergency response service. The majority also have a manager who can assist with day-to-day difficulties and concerns during office hours. The manager is also in charge of scheduling on-site services and activities. Read more info on this.