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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

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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.

Visit the University Centre website

Rotherham Interchange

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.

Visit the Travel South Yorkshire website

Forge Island

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.

Visit the Forge Island website

Market Redevelopment

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.

Riverside Residential

Coming soon

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.

Public Realm

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.

View the Town Centre Masterplan

Latest news

View the latest edition of the Transforming Rotherham newsletter.

View the Newsletter


Business Support

If you're looking to set up shop in Rotherham Town Centre, we can help with free bespoke advice and support via the business start-up programme.

Call 01709 331133 or email info@rido.org.uk


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