Rotherham Interchange will enjoy major upgrade and improvement works that are due to take place next month. The £12 million redevelopment will see improved facilities and conditions within the station. These works begin from Monday 30 April 2018 and will form part of the wider town centre redevelopment plans for Rotherham as well.
Rotherham Labour’s Cllr Denise Lelliott, Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy at Rotherham Council, has said: “The new interchange is a key part of our plans to regenerate the area, as part of the town centre masterplan, and promoting sustainable transport is an important element of this. I look forward to seeing work starting on this fantastic new facility for people visiting, living and working in Rotherham.”
Travel South Yorkshire plan that the refurbishment works will be completed by Spring 2019. In the meantime, bus services will be diverted to a temporary bus station on Forge Island where the former Tesco store was recently demolished. The upgrades will also include improvements to the car park with repairs, resurfacing and bigger spaces for cars and vehicles.
The improvement of Rotherham Interchange forms part of the Town Centre Masterplan which is being led by Rotherham Council to oversee the regeneration of the town centre. These works also follow the recent announcement for the redevelopment of Westgate Chambers as well. You can read more about the masterplan for the town centre from consultants WYG here.