Inspire Design were commissioned by McCarthy & Stone to prepare the Concept Design, Planning and Technical Design for the demolition of the existing Orchards Office building in Llanishen, Cardiff to make way for a modern fresh take on housing. The development consists of 52 car parking spaces, and a mix of, 52 Assisted Living and 36 Retirement Living, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, with associated communal living areas, to support the growing demand for assisted and retirement living accommodation within the area. A contrasting base with clean stretcher brickwork punctuated by rendered vertical bays, recessed balconies and parapet flat roofs, the building successfully integrates into the street scene. Construction is now complete on the Retirement Living apartments.


Client – McCarthy & Stone

Location – Cardiff

Year – 2019

Size – 3,380 sqm