Moorgate is a phased development for Great Places Housing Group involving three adjacent brownfield sites on the edge of Rotherham town centre. Situated within the Moorgate Conservation Area the sites are particularly prominent due to their location at a busy road junction on the brow of a steep hill. The scheme defines a gateway into Rotherham town centre and was an exemplar project for the Housing Market Renewal programme in the area.
The scheme consists of 32 one and two-bedroom flats, 22 of which are for social rent and the remainder targeted towards vulnerable young people. Though contemporary in appearance, the buildings take their architectural cue from the height, scale and materiality of the predominantly brick-built buildings adjacent to the site and the wider local area. An existing mature Horse Chestnut tree on the site has been retained and forms the centrepiece of a new courtyard garden enclosed by the new buildings.