Thursday, March 26, 2009

News: Rotherham regeneration continues thanks to Horbury


A prominent 1950's eye-sore building on the edge of Rotherham town centre has been demolished to make way for a housing regeneration project. The derelict five storey office block in Hollowgate has been razed to the ground by Horbury Estates, part of The Horbury Group, which is responsible for much of the regeneration of the Moorgate area. Only a brick-built façade remains of the Victorian Moorgate House, which adjoined the office block and has been preserved to form part of the site's future development, currently earmarked for residential accommodation. Trevor Wragg, managing director of the Horbury Group, said: "This is a really important project for one of Rotherham's most prestigious areas. "Moorgate has benefited from a significant amount of regeneration in recent years and the demolition of this disused and unattractive building will pave the way for the latest tranche of investment in the area and will provide both prestige and local needs housing. "The original Victorian façade of Moorgate House will remain to form a key part of the site's redevelopment and help to maintain its distinctive character. This development will bring the whole area back to life and positively impact Rotherham's growing regeneration portfolio." Moorgate is a designated Conservation Area and has undergone massive regeneration in the last few years, including The Horbury Group's recently built North Grove House and South Grove House modern office blocks. Award-winning architects Race Cottam Associates designed and submitted the plans for the scheme.
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