Town Centre Masterplan

The Rotherham Town Centre Masterplan sets out an exciting number of developments that will transform and revitalise the town centre. The plan includes the vibrant leisure scheme on Forge Island as well as attractive outdoor spaces, revitalised markets complex and high-quality riverside and urban living across the town centre.

A number of opportunities for growth and regeneration have been identified and are currently being translated into key projects to bring about bold but realistic change.

The Masterplan focuses on developing the economic vitality of Rotherham town centre, and aims to bring more life, activity and spending back into the town centre.

Working together to create a better Rotherham

Rotherham Council is working tirelessly to see the Town Centre Masterplan delivered through a number of different streams, including:

  • Activities such as use of public landholdings
  • Using direct investment
  • Utilising Government funding schemes such as the Towns FundFuture High Streets Fund (FHSF) and Levelling Up Fund etc
  • Using partnerships with the private sector
  • Planning powers

Most importantly, the Council is working with local and community partners to deliver these projects, ensuring that there is social value in the schemes. Working in consultation with residents, the Council is keen to listen to what residents’ desire and require for their town centre.

The Visitor Experience

At the heart of the Masterplan is an improved visitor experience utilising the attractive waterside location, improved and additional public spaces and feature buildings, and providing new places to eat, drink, shop and visit.

The Forge Island development will include a new cinema, hotel and restaurants whilst the residential project will mirror efforts being made to improve the leisure offer, bringing housing to three key disused sites, and more people living in the town centre.

For more information:

Visit the Town Centre Masterplan