Plans revealed to convert former Sheffield care home into apartments

A former care home which has become run down could be converted into 14 apartments.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 11:59 am

Silver Lodge on Housley Lane, Chapeltown, is vacant and developers say the building has been neglected.

In a planning application, Ward Architecture say: “This seeks to arrest the current decay and bring the building back into life by transforming the structure into 14 high quality residential apartments within the existing footprint.

“This would take the form of eight one-bed flats, five two-bed flats and one three-bed flat. As a high quality restoration, this will attract people into the area and help provide a sustainable community whilst serving the growing population.

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The care home.
The care home.

“Access will be from Housley Lane and to encourage the use of sustainable transport there is a good bus service and on our site we will provide 14 designated car parking spaces.

“As a care home this had 27 separate resident rooms and therefore the potential to have 27 separate visitors at any one time. Our proposals will half this usage as well as providing off street parking, something the previous care home did not offer.

“Chapeltown enjoys a good community spirit at present and this renovation will provide the missing ingredient that the area needs.

“We consider the proposed design will help re-establish community and the sense of rejuvenation that will accompany the development.”

Silver Lodge went on the market earlier this year and was bought by MCH Diamond Property. Planning officers are still considering the application, which can be viewed on the website here