Residents Moved from Cardiff Homes after ‘Potential health and safety risk’

Residents of two blocks of flats on a Cardiff housing estate have been moved into temporary accommodation after a “potential health and safety risk” was identified.

Taff Housing said that a total of 21 homes – two blocks of flats and some attached coach houses – have been affected on Bartley Wilson Way, Leckwith. The homes were built in 2011 and the issue, which is not related to cladding, was raised as part of routine survey work on an empty property. Details of the issue have not been made public but the homes have been boarded up and a fence has been placed around the buildings to keep people out.

Tenants moved out of the properties on Friday evening (September 15). A spokesman for Taff Housing said: “Following the receipt of a report from independent structural engineers, we have been made aware of a potential health and safety risk to 10 homes in a block of flats at Bartley Wilson Way in Leckwith.

“As a result we have made the difficult decision to ask all affected tenants living in these flats, and those living in a neighbouring block, to move into temporary accommodation.”

The statement added: “The well-being and safety of our tenants is our main priority. We are currently undertaking further investigations and testing to establish the most appropriate next steps.”