Cardiff wins City of the Year Award


Cardiff has been crowned ‘City of the Year' at the annual EG Awards, 2023.

The EG awards celebrate the very best things about the real estate sector; including the best deals; the very best developments; the best businesses; the greatest places to work; upcoming talent; the game changers and the inspirations. In short, this is an event celebrating all the good that real estate does.

Applications for the awards were put forward by a range of public and private sector organisations, covering categories, including Public/Private Partnerships; Rising Star; Sustainability; Social Impact; Regional Deal; Best Workspace, plus many more.

Cardiff's ‘Invest in Cardiff' won ‘City of the Year', competing against Birmingham City Council and ‘Marketing Derby' for the accolade.

The award recognises Cardiff's vision for the city and Cardiff's innovative council house building programme which is the largest in Wales, embracing the ongoing sustainability and decarbonising agenda.

The judges concluded that as a city, Cardiff has gone the extra mile in embracing its greener vision by supplying more affordable and sustainable homes for its citizens.

Since receiving the award, Councillor Huw Thomas, Leader of Cardiff Council said: " I am delighted that Cardiff has been recognised at the EG Awards as City of the Year. Cardiff's prides itself on being a great place to work and do business, which attracts and retains the best talent, a place where people love to live and a city for everyone, regardless of their background. 

"This includes delivering the best housing outcomes for the people of Cardiff, working together with our partners to ensure that all our citizens can access high quality, affordable and sustainable homes, by setting out how the City of Cardiff Council and its partners will shape and deliver future housing services and provision across the city".

"As part of Cardiff Council's Stronger, Fairer,Greenervision, our innovative and award-winning development programme remains the largest council housing build programme in Wales and continues to deliver new homes at scale. All the homes we build achieve very high quality and energy efficiency standards to ensure homes are affordable to run for our tenants and are comfortable to live in as well as helping the council achieve its decarbonisation objectives".