Former Loxley steel mill transformed into eco-style residential development

The new development at the old Loxley Works.
The new development at the old Loxley Works.
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A former steel rolling mill has been transformed into a unique green-fingered residential development - which furnishes each home with an allotment plot.

Developer Campbell Homes has revamped the two-acre derelict site at Loxley Works in Low Matlock Lane, Loxley, and created 11 two and three bedroom homes.

The old Loxley Works site.

The old Loxley Works site.

Each property also has a rear garden and large separate allotment plot, garage and parking space.

Wake Smith solicitors worked with Hillsborough-based developer Gary Campbell on the unique eco-style development providing property transaction work for the £300,000 brownfield site.

Mr Campbell said: “Our latest innovative venture has brought an old local landmark back into use by providing quality homes in a fantastic setting.”

Damien Donnelly, director in Wake Smith’s commercial property team, said: “I acted for Campbell Homes on the site acquisition last year, development finance, the appropriate electricity deed of easement and the forward selling agreements of the individual properties, nine of which have already been sold.

“There are many legal considerations and frameworks to taking a brownfield site through to an eco-style residential development such as this. One of the requirements of planning specified by Sheffield City Council was the provision of the allotments space and communal gardens on the site which was a former factory. It has been an extremely popular development.”

Two homes remain available on the development, priced at £315,000 and £205,000, which has taken 15 months from the purchase of the land to handing over the keys to the residents.