Rotherham Council to sell former learning disability respite building

Rotherham Council is set to sell a property which was formerley a respite centre for adults with learning disabilities.

Monday, 11th October 2021, 4:38 pm

The property, on Quarry Hill Road, Wath Upon Dearne, became vacant in March, when the learning disability residential respite service moved into a new facility at Conway Crescent, East Herringthorpe.

A report to Rotherham Council’s cabinet states that the building is “older”, and was beginning “to have issues with its condition, its ongoing repairs, and its upcoming maintenance obligations”.

“The property is currently vacant and therefore poses a risk to the Council interms of ongoing security and holding costs,” adds the report.

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“Estates have advised that, given the nature of the property, the disposal would be best achieved via informal tender or auction sale.

“The council will no longer incur revenue and holding costs on this property once it is disposed of.”

It has not been made public how much the council will sell the property for, if the sale is approved at the next cabinet meeting on October 19.