Container housing for Cardiff's homeless

Thirteen homeless families are to be housed in standard shipping containers that have been converted to residential use. The solution is deemed temporary until a more suitable housing can be found.

The scheme is jointly funded by Cardiff Council and the Welsh regional government. Cadwyn Housing Association is developing the scheme on the former PDSA site in Bute Street, which is owned by the council. It is working with Tony King Architects, Willis Construction and Lion Containers.

There will be seven two-bedroom homes, comprising a 40ft and a 20ft container, and six one-bedroom homes, made from a 40ft container. Site preparation works start in May, with the delivery of the containers scheduled for June. The build is expected to take 20 weeks.

They have been designed so they can be moved to an alternative location in the future, either all together or in smaller groups to different sites.

Container housing for Cardiff's homeless