Tuesday, May 10, 2022

News: Council provides update on Templeborough regeneration


Further details have been revealed for a multimillion pound regeneration project in Rotherham.

The borough has secured a pot of over £60m of external and council funding and the Government is asking for project summaries on how the money is set to be spent.

At Templeborough, around £6.5m from the Town Deal is set to be used to create a new "heart" of the business zone by "bringing forward underutilised sites and creating new opportunities for businesses within accessible and pleasant public realm."

As the bid document explained: "To be successful as a centre for economic growth and innovation Templeborough must support its existing business community as well as enticing new businesses."

Cabinet papers show that the latest proposals include seven new managed workspace units, set within new green space providing the "lungs" of this industry dominated part of Rotherham. The project will increase in the amount of shared workspace or innovation facilities by 17,000 sq ft.

The area is already home to the Fusion@Magna Business Centre, operated by Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO) - the regeneration arm of Rotherham Council.

In addition, a meeting space focal point and two new food outlets will front Sheffield Road in a bid to support the surrounding businesses.

The project also looks to link to the new tram train stop at Magna where plans are being developed for a £6.65m project to introduce a new tram train stop on the existing network with a new Park & Ride site.

Magna itself is also in line for investment. With money secured from another Government pot, the Levelling Up Fund, a modernisation project is set to create a suite of new exhibitions in the former steel works, which will focus on science, nature and natural materials. All framed around the creation of a "vision of now, a vision of the future, a vision in which they have a role to play."

The ageing infrastructure will be refurbished to create a more accessible and user-friendly attraction for all.

From late May Magna is having three new lifts installed and works should be completed by the end of Oct 2022. This is the first stage of the refurbishment programme that will improve Magna’s exhibition, cafĂ©, outdoor playground and splash park.

The charity bid for £1.9m for the £2.1m project that provides the "opportunity to future proof Magna Science Adventure Centre for future generations."

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Anonymous,  May 11, 2022 at 12:19 PM  

Why not get some homes built around there ,save building on farmland.....oh that's right greedy developers don't want brownfield sites,they don't make enough money!

Anonymous,  May 12, 2022 at 10:25 PM  

The town is like a big drug
Den on a sink estate an they want to spend millions
On a dead loss old steel works that will cost millions to demolish an returns to nature

Anonymous,  May 15, 2022 at 5:30 PM  

Don't people like the previous poster ever get tired of their relentless negativity?

Anonymous,  May 16, 2022 at 6:20 PM  

That "dead loss old steelworks" provided skilled, well paid work for generations of Rotherham men and women and was a world leader in the production of steel. Instead of rubbishing it we should celebrate and protect our industrial heritage.

Anonymous,  May 17, 2022 at 11:27 AM  

Too much living in past in this town,hence why we never seem to move forward,still waiting years later for the eyesore that is the old guest and chrimes building to get pulled down and get something built,but if course to some it's of great importance... NOT it's s rat infested eyesore.Smd some still go on about pulling old Doncaster gate hospital down,god knows why,that to was of no importance.Move on ,maybe town will then !

Anonymous,  May 18, 2022 at 4:25 PM  

You do know Guest snd Chrimes is listed so can't just be pulled down.

Anonymous,  May 18, 2022 at 4:54 PM  

OK, you clearly see no value in trying to save, in full or in part our industrial, social or cultural heritage and have no understanding of or sympathy with those who would wish to preserve the buildings which reveal how our ancestors worked and played. You would like to see them destroyed and "get something built". What exactly?
Your description of Doncaster Gate Hospital as a building of no importance reveals a breathtaking degree of ignorance that is truly depressing. Why not try doing a bit of background reading before making comments?

Anonymous,  May 20, 2022 at 7:46 AM  

Have you not walked down Wellgate or Westgate recently?

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