Monaghans are delighted to have delivered on the redevelopment of Rotherham Transport Interchange, on behalf of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE). The £12m project, which began in April 2018, involved refurbishing, repairing and upgrading both the bus station and the multi-storey car park. Monaghans, acting as quantity surveyor and employer’s agent, have played a key role, advising on the scheme throughout its development including establishing the temporary bus station at Forge Island.
Following a successful preview event on 28th February, attended by dignitaries including Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis, SYPTE Executive Director Stephen Edwards, Mayor and Mayoress of Rotherham Cllr Alan and Mrs Sandra Buckley and Leader of Rotherham Council Cllr Chris Read, the interchange was officially opened to the public on Sunday 3rd March.
The works on the interchange included the installation of new glazing, lighting, seating, automatic doors, Passenger Information Displays (PIDs), free Wi-Fi and an improved CCTV system. Monaghans have also worked with South Yorkshire Accessibility Group, ensuring easy accessibility for all by introducing features such as braille maps at entrances and braille identification on all stands. Now, almost 1,300 bus services will depart daily from the interchange.
Opening in Spring 2019, the refurbished multi-storey car park now benefits from 3,800m² of new external cladding and a host of interior upgrades including complete resurfacing, bigger spaces for modern cars, electric vehicle charging points and designated colour coded parking and walkways. Solar panels have also been installed on the roof, providing a low maintenance and renewable energy source to run elements of the bus station below.
The new interchange is part of the Rotherham Town Centre Masterplan to transform and revitalise the area, with the development providing a fantastic facility for people living, working, and visiting Rotherham.