Forge Island car park gains 200 extra spaces

Published Friday, 1st September 2017
Forge Island car park gains 200 extra spaces
Forge Island site

Rotherham visitors will have an additional 200 temporary spaces to use in the Forge Island car park from Monday 4 September.

The former Tesco building has been demolished and the groundworks and development of the site have been completed, enabling the car park to extend its car parking capacity.

Shoppers will be able to park for free all day on Saturday and Sunday in the extra spaces.

During weekdays, the Monday to Friday red zone car park will continue to have the existing spaces available for visitors to use.

The current car parking charges apply in the additional spaces on Monday to Friday - with £1 for two hours, £2 for four hours and £3 all day.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, Cllr Denise Lelliott said: “The extra car parking spaces will give shoppers additional spaces to park in Forge Island for free at the weekends. It is a timely boost to town centre businesses in the forthcoming autumn season and in the run up to the busy Christmas retail period.

“We encourage visitors to come into the town centre and explore the wide range of town centre independent shops and use the extra car parking spaces.”

In addition, College Road has now reopened at nearby Rotherham Railway Station following the recent Tram Train works.

For more information about shopping in Rotherham town centre.

Visit the Rotherham town centre website