Tirion provides New Home to The Bone Yard Shipping Container Project in Paper Mill Road, Canton


Tirion Homes, an award winning, independent, not-for-profit residential developer currently delivering the £100m Mill development in Canton consisting of 800 new homes, has helped The Bone Yard secure their new home following months of uncertainty and searching for a new site.

Tirion as landowners and supporter of social enterprise and community engagement initiatives is delighted to be leasing their land in Paper Mill Road to The Bone Yard Shipping Container Project, a project also supported by Tirion’s partners Cadwyn, Lovell, the Principality Building Society and Welsh Government.

The Bone Yard was founded in 2015 by Bryce & Jodie Davies as the first shipping container project in Cardiff.  The idea was to re-purpose used shipping containers into affordable studio spaces for small creative businesses. The project was celebrated in the local community and the small businesses have thrived over the last four years leading to national press coverage and a feature on BBC 1’s the One Show.

Co-founder of The Bone Yard Jodie Davies said “The new site has lots of potential, with more space, a possible urban growing project and the addition of the award-winning Dusty Knuckle Cafe.   We couldn’t be happier with our new location! We are really glad that Tirion were so positive and supportive about the project and understood the role that small independent businesses play in creating positive communities. We are looking forward to becoming an integral part of the new local community”.

David Ward, CEO at Tirion said “We are delighted The Bone Yard has decided to set up home on the Paper Mill Road site a stone’s throw away from The Mill.  With over 250 homes now being occupied at The Mill, we look forward to supporting future community events which form part of Tirion’s strategy and long-term vision of creating an affordable, high quality and sustainable neighbourhood for local residents to enjoy.

Phase (b) of the high-quality affordable homes started construction earlier this year with a mix of two and three-bed houses, which will be available from November 2019. The scheme at The Mill is expected to take a further three years to build with completion in 2022.”

The Bone Yard held their launch event on the 9th November 2019 which was a huge success and attracted people from all over Cardiff as well as their new neighbours. The Bone Yard is now officially open for business, to find out more about The Bone Yard  please visit www.shippingcontainerstudios.co.uk