Relocation of Rotherham Outdoor Market

The outdoor covered market has moved
The outdoor covered market has moved

Rotherham outdoor market will be relocated from the outdoor covered market to Effingham Street, from Monday 6th November 2023 as works progress of the regeneration of Rotherham Markets.

The market is a key milestone in the Council’s ambitious multi-million-pound town centre regeneration, part of its key commitment of investing in Rotherham’s future.

To allow this work to take place, the outdoor market will be temporarily relocated to Effingham Street to ensure that market traders can operate, and shoppers can continue to use it while redevelopment work is carried out. The new temporary location has been carefully chosen to provide vendors and patrons with a welcoming and accessible space while the redevelopment project is in progress.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs & the Local Economy, Councillor Denise Lelliot, said: ”We are excited to begin the next phase in the redevelopment of the town centre markets. Local businesses, vendors, and community members have expressed their enthusiasm for the upcoming changes. This temporary relocation is seen as a steppingstone towards an even more exciting and vibrant marketplace in the future.”

This relocation ensures that the existing outdoor market can continue to thrive while Rotherham evolves and grows. It also offers an exciting opportunity for both vendors and shoppers to experience a fresh and revitalised market atmosphere.

Once the works are complete, visitors will benefit from a refurbished indoor and outdoor covered market, extensive public realm, a modern and accessible central library and improved links to the town centre and college.

This next phase of the town centre masterplan is a testament to the Council’s dedication to preserving the heritage of the town while embracing a dynamic future. The redevelopment will not only breathe new life into the community, but also provide economic opportunities for local businesses.

More than 50 years since the opening of the Centenary Market, this redevelopment will house great local traders in an environment fit for the 21st century, helping to bring good quality, affordable produce to the next generations of shoppers.

Key details of the relocation:

  • Relocation Start Date: Monday 6th November
  • New Market Location: Effingham Street.
  • Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8:30am to 5pm
  • Duration of Relocation: Until the completion of the New Markets Redevelopment Project

Market Days:

  • Monday – General Market
  • Tuesday – Street Market
  • Wednesday – Antiques & Bric-A-Brac
  • Thursday – Rotherham Bazaar
  • Friday – General Market
  • Saturday – General Market

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Published: 6th November 2023