New £50m Rotherham retail park to be built

Plans have been submitted for a major new £50 million retail park in Rotherham, northern England.

An artist's impression of the retail park development in Rotherham.
An artist's impression of the retail park development in Rotherham.

Plans have been submitted for a new 200,000sq ft retail park in Rotherham, costing around  £50 million.

Submitted by Harworth Group, the retail park development proposal features a restaurant and office space, but it will mostly be retail.

A transport hub, medical centre and gym are also  included in the proposal, alongside a new town square and a mix of independent and major  retail outlets.

The new retail estate is expected to create around 700 jobs and help “contribute towards creating a strong, vibrant and healthy community” in the Waverly area.

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“The proposed development would bring forward brownfield land which has been vacant for a number of years and ensure the mixed-use centre services and facilities are deliverable in the current market,” the application reads.

Harworth chief executive Owen Michaelson added: “We expect the local centre to become central to the Waverley community, as it co-joins the AMP and the residential area, offering a range of essential facilities and bringing hundreds of job opportunities to the region.”

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