FORMER RESERVOIR SOLD FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

A former South Yorkshire reservoir is set to be redeveloped for housing following its sale.

Keyland Developments, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, has sold the former Warmsworth Reservoir site in Doncaster to housebuilder Conroy Brook, which plans to develop the site under its Ben Bailey brand.

Keyland sold the 1.5-acre site with outline planning consent in place for a residential development of up to 23 homes.

Conroy Brook/Ben Bailey will bring forward the development, having recently secured detailed planning approval for 19 homes.

Peter Garrett, managing director at Keyland Developments Ltd, said: “We are pleased to continue our successful relationship with Conroy Brook with the sale of the Warmsworth site. The former covered reservoir has been disused for a number of years now and to know that another redundant site is being transformed and brought back into use as a much-needed residential development is an excellent outcome.”

Richard Conroy, chief executive at Conroy Brook, added: “Our Warmsworth development follows on from the success of HighFields in Clowne, which was the first development for our Ben Bailey brand since its relaunch by parent company Conroy Brook. Having had Clowne become such a great success in North Derbyshire, we are very much looking forward to seeing that same standard of outstanding workmanship brought to South Yorkshire.”

Keyland appointed Holmfirth-based Conroy Brook as its preferred partner under its Small Sites Initiative (SSI) in 2014. The partnership has included the Forge View development of luxury homes in the Ranmoor area of Sheffield and the 2016/2017 SummerFord residential development in Ingbirchworth. Most recently in 2017, Conroy Brook purchased a site from Keyland on Otley Road in Harrogate, North Yorkshire for a development of nine luxury townhouses.