COUNCIL leader Chris Read hailed the “impressive” progress on RMBC’s £34 million housing scheme aimed at stimulating Rotherham town centre.
Cllr Read and cabinet member Cllr Denise Lelliott toured Westgate Riverside (pictured), one of three central sites where new homes are being built.
More than 170 properties will be provided across the “Trilogy Collection” projects, with RMBC making a loss in order to encourage private investment to follow.
Much of the funding has come from grants via Homes England and what was Sheffield City Region.
After touring the housing, Cllr Read said: “This is an exciting transformation and what we’ve seen today is impressive.
“The housing looks great and will provide modern living. I’m looking forward to welcoming people into their new homes.”
Cllr Lelliott, cabinet member for jobs and the local economy, added: “These homes are well-built and exceptionally well-designed.
“They’re a key part of the town centre masterplan and we’re delighted that they will attract residents to the heart of our town.”
Westgate Riverside will comprise of 72 homes, including apartments, traditional houses and bespoke waterside properties with terraces overlooking the Don.
Most will be for council rent, with 20 for private sale and eight shared ownership.
Millfold Rise on Westgate has 45 properties, said to include a “modern twist” on the back-to-back house design.
And Wellgate Place — shrouding Wellgate Old Hall on the former Henley’s garage site — will deliver 54 properties.