Wednesday, August 20, 2008

News: Rotherham Renaissance – see it, believe it!


Rotherham people are now being invited to take a look at a new scale model to see what goes where in the £2bn regeneration of the town centre when it goes on display for the first time at the Rotherham Show in September. This will be the kick-start event of many in a series of Renaissance Roadshows taking place over the coming months with the sole aim of getting the message out there on what’s happening in the town. Strategic director of Environment & Development Services Karl Battersby said: "Why is it important for you to know what’s being built in your town? Well, because it’s not all about the physical developments. Regenerating a town also means changing attitudes and building on people’s pride in where they live." Progress is being made on the Imperial Buildings, Old Market and Keppel Wharf developments with plans recently submitted for the All Saints' Building. The former Marks & Spencer’s store is currently being fitted out for a new homeware store and a scheme for a 400-space multistorey car park and hotel, to replace the existing Drummond Street car park, is to be submitted soon with building expected to start early next year. The Renaissance Town Team’s vice-chairman, Mike Smith, said: "It has come to the point where we are able to show the people of Rotherham what their town is going to look like when the current and future developments are completed."
Rotherham Renaissance website


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