Plans for mixed-use “sustainable community” in Rotherham unveiled
Proposals for a new mixed-use scheme set to form ‘the heart of the community’ in a South Yorkshire development have been revealed.
Regeneration specialist Harworth has unveiled plans for a new mixed-use project - known as Olive Lane - at its flagship Waverley development in Rotherham.
Situated on a 10-acre site between the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) and the site’s existing residential area, the plans comprise retail uses, a gym, offices, restaurants and cafes, a supermarket, a medical centre, community space, a bus hub and a residential development.
Duncan Armstrong-Payne, associate director for major projects at Harworth, explained: “The importance of strong communities and the need for liveable, walkable neighbourhoods is central to our vision at Waverley, which has been reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our proposal for Olive Lane brings together a high-density mix of uses with an emphasis on high-quality design and finish, providing the facilities that local residents and workers at the AMP rightfully expect.
“Our continued investment at Waverley also supports the Government’s rebalancing programme, along with its desire to ‘Build Back Better’. I look forward to sharing plans with those living or working at Waverley before submitting our planning application in the new year.”
Richard Petyt, Partner at Knight Frank, added: “This is a really exciting project to be involved with and we are delighted to be working alongside Harworth Group.
“The Olive Lane development has great potential to create a high-quality retail and leisure environment and to provide the much-needed facilities to ensure the area works as a viable, vibrant and dynamic community.
These facilities will further attract new residents and businesses to live and work at the development and also encourage sustainable patterns of shopping and service within the heart of a genuinely sustainable community.“
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