At the heart of the borough
Rotherham Town Centre is at the heart of the borough, providing an attractive, compact location.
The town centre is home to a mix of high street favourites, independent shops, cafes and bars, as well as a bustling indoor and outdoor market and award-winning Tuesday street market.
Our many independent businesses offer products not found in mainstream shopping centres and malls, from fresh local produce to boutique clothing and handcrafted gifts. Perfect if you are looking for something different.
"Some of the retailers I thought, honestly, were better than some in the heart of London." — Mary Portas
Town Centre Developments
University Centre Rotherham
Opened - September 2018
The brand new £10.5m town centre campus is dedicated to offering degrees and professional training qualifications in a state of-the-art teaching facility.
Opening - Spring 2019
The Bus Interchange and Car Park are currently undergoing a significant upgrade and refurbishment, which will include improved lighting, glazing, seating, floors and CCTV systems.
Commencing - Early 2020
An exciting new riverside leisure destination within the heart of Rotherham, providing a cinema, hotel, restaurants and bars, as well as modern residential opportunities and attractive public realm.
Commencing - Spring 2019
Ambitious plans are currently under development for the regeneration and improvement of the popular indoor market, including the provision of new accesses.
New riverside residential development that will transform vacant land on the edge of the town centre adjoining the River Don, providing a mix of approximately 250 high quality new homes.
Commencing - Spring 2020
A number of public realm improvement projects have been identified across the town with plans currently under development.
Town Centre Masterplan
The Masterplan sets out an exciting number of developments that will transform and revitalise the town centre, with a vibrant leisure scheme on Forge Island, attractive outdoor spaces, revitalised markets complex and high quality riverside living.
At the heart of the plan is the aim to create an improved visitor experience utilising the waterside location, public spaces and feature buildings, providing new places to eat, drink, shop and visit.
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