Tuesday, August 15, 2023

News: £6.5m Magna regen scheme plans submitted


Details have been confirmed for a multimillion pound regeneration scheme in Rotherham.

Rotherham Council has been developing plans for the Templeborough area, with around £6.5m in government funding from the Town Deal 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."

Rothbiz revealed last month that one of these sites was the former "Cent" Building at Magna Science Adventure Centre.

A planning application has now been submitted for the land between Magna and Sheffield Road confirming the demolition and construction of six new employment units along with two food and beverage units.

Rotherham Council has already awarded Henry Boot Construction Ltd the first stage of a £5.8m two stage tender for the design and build of the project.

The plans, drawn up by ELG planning consultants, state: "The overall site layout follows a simple and logical concept, with the aim to become the new heart of Templeborough being the focus of the proposals.

"The 6no. proposed light industrial units will sit at the southern end of the site, in clear view from Sheffield Road. The units will feature a distinctive sawtooth design, which has been incorporated to provide visually interesting architecture and the possibility for an internal mezzanine floor space, to ensure that the units are fully flexible for future users."

"The proposed food and beverage unit will sit in an area known as ‘Magna Plaza’ and will provide a contemporary retail and leisure offer that will be fully flexible to provide one large unit or two separate units."

The industrial units total 9,762 sq. ft. and would provide "flexible commercial spaces to meet the requirements of a range of potential occupiers."

Magna Plaza also includes car parking, a pedestrianised area and outdoor seating, and a flowering grass area.

The proposed food and beverage units are described as being small in scale, designed to serve a highly localised catchment area forming a complementary addition to the wider employment area primarily for use by staff and visitors to the surrounding businesses, as well as passing trade on Sheffield Road.

Links to the proposed new tram-train park and ride are discussed.

The development follows on from two similar developments for mixed use schemes in the Templeborough area, which has recently been included in plans fot the South Yorkshire investment zone..

The project requires the use of land owned by Magna. The charity that runs to attraction is set to receive compensation for the demolished buildings and retain ownership of the completed developments.

Images: AHR


Jez August 16, 2023 at 12:48 AM  

It's good to see further regeneration along one of the key routes into town.

Anonymous,  August 18, 2023 at 11:54 PM  

Whether you agree or not, this is a key route into Sheffield, not Rotherham.

Magna are proud to promote themselves as Rotherham which is great, but the businesses that rent their space will more often than not promote as Sheffield.

I just hope Magna become self sustaining, I've been to various events and they are great hosts.

Jez August 20, 2023 at 10:14 PM  

The only place the route runs from into Sheffield is from Rotherham. So pretty much key to both locations I would have thought.

Anonymous,  August 21, 2023 at 4:27 PM  

Take off your tinted spectacles and be honest with yourself for a second. No one is coming from Sheffield to Rotherham, it's the other way around. I like your optimism but come on.....

Jez August 21, 2023 at 11:13 PM  

We will just have to agree to disagree then. Not a problem.

Anonymous,  August 23, 2023 at 4:55 PM  

What about the workers for all the firms relocating from Sheffield to Rotherham?

Jez August 28, 2023 at 7:01 AM  

On one of our frequent visits to Wentworth Woodhouse we were having a coffee and got into conversation with a group of people who were also regular visitors to the jewel in Rotherham's crown. And guess what! They live in Sheffield! And before someone comes on here and casts doubt on Wentworth Woodhouse Trust's pride in being a Rotherham attraction I suggest they go and look at the legend adorning the house's magnificent columns. It says in huge letters "WE ARE ROTHERHAM".

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