Daytime view of Forge Island showing the Arc Cinema and restaurants

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The Forge Island development is a joint scheme being delivered by Rotherham Council and Muse Developments. Work is now underway and once complete, it will include an 8-screen state-of-the-art boutique cinema, delivered by The Arc Cinema, alongside a 69-room Travelodge hotel. All commercial space has now been let with six exciting restaurants confirmed, set within attractive public spaces.

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See how Forge Island is progressing!

Interior of the Arc Cinema interior at Forge Island


The brand new 8-screen cinema will be the heart of the Forge Island leisure development.

Travelodge Hotel at Forge Island


The new 69-room hotel will provide a range of luxury rooms to Rotherham town centre.

Riverside Gardens

Riverside Gardens

A green, modern gateway to Forge Island and the town centre.

three lattes on black saucers

Food and drink

The Forge Island development will offer visitors a range of hospitality and leisure options. 

Forge Island flood barrier


Find out more about the progress being made on Forge Island.

Forge Island fish pass

Forge Island Legacy

Learn about Forge Island’s history and how it has developed over time.

The new proposed terrace at Rotherham Market

Town Centre Masterplan

The Rotherham Town Centre Masterplan sets out an exciting number of developments that will transform and revitalise the town centre.

Forge Island canal and flood defence at night


Keep up to date with the latest news about the Forge Island development.

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