Agents have reported high levels of interest from developers keen to convert a collection of historic properties in the Moorgate area of Rotherham.

The 16.5-acre site, opposite the General Hospital, is due to receive planning permission for 101 new residential homes, including 27 high-end apartments via the conversion of the original historic buildings.

The development of the new dwellings and conversion of the historic buildings of Swinden House, the Coach House, the Lodge and Sitwell House on Moorgate Road were placed on the market by the Residential Land team at Harris Lamb Property Consultancy in April this year, with offers now being invited and a buyer expected to be announced by the Autumn.

Chris Jones, Residential Land Director at agents Harris Lamb, said: “In the two months since this free hold opportunity was placed on the market, we’ve received extremely pleasing levels of interest from a large number of developers and investors keen to be the ones to take on this high-profile site.

“With further viewings and secondary visits scheduled in the coming weeks, we are confident that we will be appealing for final bids by the end of the summer, with the developer responsible for taking the project forward being announced in the Autumn,” he added.

Previously used by Tata Steel as a centre for Research and Development, the site is in a prime development location in the exclusive Moorgate area, positioned opposite the hospital and surrounded by high-quality residential buildings and set in a peaceful, quiet environment, benefitting from a strong landscape belt around its periphery.

A full data-room has been prepared for interested parties, with details accessible at www.swindentechnologycentre.com – the password for which can be obtained by contacting kalvinder.kaur@harrislamb.com.

For more information, contact chris.jones@harrislamb.com. Viewings strictly by appointment via Kalvinder Kaur.