News: Rotherham Interchange nearly beyond repair
A decision on the future of Rotherham’s bus station will need to be made quickly after new tests discovered that the multi storey car park is “nearing the point of being beyond economic repair.”
The interchange in Rotherham town centre also includes a retail development covering 55,000 sq ft, consisting of 18 units and 750 parking spaces. It is owned by commercial property developers, Norseman Holdings, with the interchange and car park leased to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), the organisation that takes the lead to develop the region’s transport network.
Opened in 1971, the car park has since developed widespread defects and the existing tight spaces and drab appearance mean that occupancy levels only average approximately one third of its 678 capacity.