There are many benefits to living in heart of the town including excellent transport links, restaurants, cafes and bars on your doorstep, attractive open spaces, and easy access to shopping and amenities.
Rotherham town centre has much to offer including a short five-minute stroll to the beautiful Clifton Park, direct access to riverside and canal walks and the Trans Pennine Trail with cycling direct through to Meadowhall Shopping Centre or Sheffield City Centre.
There has never been a better time to consider living in the centre of the borough with Forge Island currently being developed as a leisure destination with new restaurants, public spaces and a multi-screen cinema.
Choices for housing including modern converted apartments with views of the town and river, homes for families and couples, and newly built properties for older people offering convenient access to local amenities.
New Town Centre Housing
There are 171 new homes currently being built in a £30 plus million investment, breathing new life into the town centre.
The developments include a mixture of council homes for rent and shared ownership, and private properties for sale:
• Westgate Riverside: 72 homes (44 Council rent, 20 market sale, 8 shared ownership)
• Millfold Rise: 45 homes (31 Council rent, 14 market sale)
• Wellgate Place: 54 homes (23 Council rent, 8 market sale, 23 shared ownership)
The three sites are all in prime, central locations and three-quarters of the properties will be affordable homes. The first homes will be available in Autumn 2021 and the entire scheme completed by Summer 2022.
"This will totally transform three disused former industrial sites and kick-start a raft of new housing development in the town centre. The developments include a variety of property types to suit people of different ages including first-time buyers, key workers, families and older downsizers."
Councillor Dominic Beck, Cabinet Member for Housing at Rotherham Council