Works on the Forge Island leisure development are on track as the build programme enters its final phase

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Forging ahead as build programme enters final phase

forge island under construction

Building work is on track at Forge Island as the flagship development enters the final months of construction.

Work began on site in November 2022 and construction has continued at pace, with all topping out milestones due to be reached early this year on the cinema, Travelodge hotel and restaurant buildings.

Once the works complete at the end of spring, the tenants will fit out their premises ready for the scheme opening this summer.

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UCR Open Event - 27th January


Join University Centre Rotherham at their next Open Event where you can explore the dedicated Higher Education campus, meet staff and other prospective students and get a feel for the courses on offer.

Date: Saturday 27th January

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Book your free tickets here.

Market & Library development new look revealed

market outdoor 2024

An artist’s impression has been released giving the latest glimpse of what the ambitious market and library complex will look like.

The to scale drawings show a cedar clad modern, light filled double height chamber which, once developed, will give a sense of space and scale.

The plans, which were approved in the summer, will bring together the library, markets, food hall, gallery, and event spaces. 

Find out more here.

Free weekend parking


If you're heading into town this weekend, just a reminder that it's still free to park every Saturday and Sunday in all Council-owned town centre off-street car parks.

Find out more here.