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Yorkshire development company to build 171 new homes in Rotherham

A Yorkshire development company has announced that it will be building three housing developments in Rotherham.

Willmott Dixon, based in Letchworth, has been appointed by Rotherham Council to build three housing developments that will deliver 171 homes in the town centre.

The homes for Rother Living are being delivered as part of Rotherham Council’s ambitious housing growth programme and Town Centre Masterplan.

The developments, which will feature a mix of houses and apartments for council housing, shared ownership, and affordable sale, are split across three sites; one in Wellgate on the site of the former Henley’s garage, the second on Sheffield Road and third on Westgate on the Millfold House development.

Stuart Kerr, operations director at Willmott Dixon, commented: “We’re excited to be working in partnership with Rotherham Council and their Rother Living brand to create homes that will make a difference to the local community by helping many residents get on the housing ladder.

“As an employer within the region and, having recently completed Rotherham’s University Centre as part of the Rotherham Plan 2025, we are delighted to be playing a part in the council’s continued investment in housing and the town centre.”

Throughout the three projects, we have committed to investing five per cent back into the local community, equating to a monetary value of £1.3m.

“As with all our projects, we aim to leave a lasting legacy on the communities we work in.

“During the developments, our teams will be collaborating with local schools and colleges, community projects, and charities.”

Councillor Dominic Beck, cabinet member for housing at Rotherham Council, said: “These are exciting developments that will deliver 171 new properties for local people, including 129 council homes and shared ownership dwellings.

“It will transform three disused former industrial sites and comes at a time when the Forge Island part of our Town Centre Masterplan starts to take shape.”

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