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Hat-trick housing development in Rotherham
Our team in the Midlands have delivered three new housing developments in Rotherham town centre, creating 171 new homes in the region.
Designed by Bond Bryan Architects, the scheme is made up of three Rother Living developments – one on the site of the former Henley’s garage in Wellgate, another on Sheffield Road and the final site on Westgate on the Millfold House site.
Delivered on behalf of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council’s as part of their ambitious housing growth programme and Town Centre Masterplan, the development features a mix of houses and apartments for council housing, shared ownership and affordable sale.
The £13m Westgate Riverside development in Sheffield Road consists of two apartment blocks containing 44 homes and 28 two and three-storey semi-detached and terrace houses.
Westgate’s Millfold House Development, which is valued at £10m, features one apartment block consisting of 31 apartments and 14 back-to-back houses.
The third development, on the site of the former Henley’s garage on Wellgate, consists of two apartment blocks containing 34 homes and 20 two and three-storey terraced homes, with a value of £8.5m.
The central location meant all three sites were constrained sites, and additional care had to be given to limit any possible impact works and deliveries could have had on the town centre. With careful thought and good planning, the team ensured the impact was minimised as much as possible with solutions including the delivery of the sites being phased.
Stuart Kerr, Operations Director at Willmott Dixon said:
“These three Rother Living schemes are hugely important projects for the town and Rotherham Council. The developments will make a difference to the local community by providing high-quality council housing and opportunities for residents to get on the housing ladder.
“We’re excited to be working in partnership with Rotherham Council and their Rother Living brand. As an employer within the region and, having recently completed Rotherham’s University Centre as part Rotherham Plan 2025, we are delighted to be playing a part in the Council’s continued investment in housing and the town centre. With 75% of the development reserved for affordable housing, these schemes will go a long way to support the council’s housing growth plans.
“Research by the National Housing Federation estimates that over 8.4 million people in England are in unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable homes, with over 400,000 people either homeless or at risk of homelessness – so we are delighted to providing much needed high-quality housing within the region.
Councillor Dominic Beck, Cabinet Member for Housing at Rotherham Council said:
“These are exciting developments that will deliver new properties for local people, including 129 council homes and shared ownership dwellings. It will transform three disused former industrial sites and also come at a time when the Forge Island part of our Town Centre Masterplan starts to take shape.
“The developments include a variety of property types to suit people of different ages – including first-time buyers, key workers, families and older downsizers. A lot of hard work has gone into putting these plans together and it’s fantastic to see the Willmott Dixon team making a start on development, which will greatly contribute towards our ambitions for housing growth and town centre regeneration.
“Ultimately these three developments are significant step forward in our vision to improve Rotherham town centre, giving it a new sense of purpose with a stronger identity and thriving community, which local people can take pride in.”
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