Rotherham Council awarded £12.6m to transform town centre - here's how it could look

Rotherham Council has been awarded £12.6m to transform the town centre.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 1:57 pm

The cash, from the government’s Future High Streets Fund, will be used to improve the markets and build a new central library.

The new Riverside Gardens, which a e part of the part of the Forge Island leisure scheme will also receive a cash boost, alongside Grimm and Co’s new home on Ship Hill.

Councillor Denise Lelliott, Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for jobs and the local economy said: “We have been pushing for this funding for a while so we are delighted that this money has now been confirmed. The plans that we put forward were big, and they needed to be.

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Artists impression of the plans.

“Our popular market has been the soul of Rotherham town centre for over 800 years, since its establishment in 1207, and the funding will enable a new era for this space with the ambitious regeneration and improvement works including re-location of the town centre library to provide a real community hub in this part of town.”