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.
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.
“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.”