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Lovell project director appointed for Cardiff’s new 800-home urban village

Lovell has appointed Lee Woodfine as project director for The Mill: an £100 million urban village set to bring 800 new homes to the city.

Construction work will start later this year on the development at Canton which is being created by a partnership of the Tirion Group, Cadwyn and Lovell.

Lee’s appointment sees him return to Lovell after previously working with the company in South Wales for nearly a decade, leaving in 2010. His 20-year construction career has also included senior management roles with residential developer Kier Living, developer Sennybridge and construction services company ISG.

Lovell regional director Kate Rees says: “We’re very pleased to have recruited Lee to this important position, heading up the delivery of this landmark project for Cardiff. With extensive industry expertise and an outstanding record of successfully delivering large-scale housing schemes, he is an extremely strong addition to our project team.” Lovell is based locally at the Greenmeadow Springs Business Park, Tongwynlais, Cardiff.

Lee, who lives in Blackwood, Caerphilly, comments: “I’m delighted to be working on this fantastic development which will significantly extend the available choice of new-build homes for sale and for rent in Cardiff, through the creation of a brand-new riverside community. The Mill will be a superb place to live.”

In his previous role with Lovell, Lee was instrumental in the delivery of a series of major affordable and open market residential developments across South Wales, including a £15 million housing regeneration project at Bettws near Bridgend and successful open market developments of new homes for sale at Brecon and at Taffs Well just outside Cardiff. During his career, he has also received five awards from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the industry programme which recognises construction projects displaying the highest levels of consideration for their neighbours, their workforce, the public and the environment.

Later this year, Lovell will start construction work of the new homes at The Mill which is set to transform the 53-acre former Arjo Wiggins Paper Mill site.  One of Wales’ biggest urban regeneration projects, the construction programme is expected to create over 1,000 jobs, many for people living locally, as well as significant training opportunities.