New life for old school as a village for the over 55s

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Sheffield’s former Manor Lodge School could be given a new lease of life, as a retirement village.

The Grade II listed building on Manor Lane, close to City Road, would become a complex featuring 24 retirement bungalows under plans being submitted to planners by architectural practice Coda Studios.

Plans would include retention of the original historic buildings and a new extension to house a mix of one and two-bed bungalows around a central courtyard and car park.

“Our aim is to retain the original character of the site but at the same time create a development that will appeal to the over 55s,” said Coda managing director David Cross.

“It will be a sensitive development with all the features you’d expect, including CCTV and security, a focus on disabled access and a strong eco-friendly design.”