Rotherham Council approves major Ben Bailey Swinton project

ROTHERHAM Council has approved plans from property developer Ben Bailey Homes that will bring new housing and fresh amenities to the South Yorkshire town of Swinton.

 Plans for the £8 million plus redevelopment of Swinton town centre include the building of 49 new homes by Ben Bailey - part of the award-winning Conroy Brook group - on a brownfield site which was formerly the town’s swimming pool.

As part of the project, Ben Bailey will also carry out a major refurbishment of Swinton Civic Centre and demolish and replace the community’s current library facility.

“This project really takes Ben Bailey Homes back to its roots as the company was launched in the 1930s in neighbouring Mexborough,” said Conroy Brook Sales and Marketing Director Jon Bailey.

“We are really pleased to see the development now start to move ahead as it will not only bring much needed new homes to the town but will also see improvements to the important town centre.

 “This is the sort of project that the Ben Bailey brand was revived for, bringing quality development to the heart of the region.”

Launched in 1937 by Ben Bailey himself, Mexborough-based Ben Bailey Plc was Yorkshire's largest independent house builder, developing more than 700 homes a year when acquired by Gladedale in 2007.

Following the takeover and a subsequent rebrand, the Ben Bailey name disappeared completely from the construction industry.

 But it has made a strong return after it was acquired and revived by Conroy Brook.