Plans approved for £50 million local centre at Waverley

Dixon Dawson Chartered Architects have received unanimous approval from Rotherham Council for their design to deliver a new £50 million retail, leisure and office scheme for Waverley in Rotherham, delivering over 190,000 sq. ft. of  mixed use space and creating 700 new jobs.

The new development by Waverley Square Limited, a joint venture between Harworth Group Plc and Dransfield Properties Ltd, is a central part in the ongoing regeneration of the 740 acre Waverley site, Yorkshire’s largest ever brownfield development, close to Junction 33 of the M1 and will link the internationally renowned Advanced Manufacturing Park, home to major employers including Boeing and Sheffield University and 1,500 employees, and Waverley’s growing residential community, where 700 homes have been built and occupied over the last four years.

This stunning design will bring new community facilities as well as restaurants and retail space to a thriving area.

The approved 190,000 sq. ft. development will feature:

  • Healthcare and new community facilities, including a new bus station
  • Up to 99,000 sq. ft. for a new foodstore and retail space
  • High specification office space covering 38,000 sq. ft
  • Restaurants, coffee shops and a gym
  • A car park with up to 500 customer spaces as well as a separate staff car park 

An attractive roof top walkway and gardens have been incorporated into the design, as well as landscaped piazza areas with multi jet fountains and a “town square” where Farmers’ Markets can be hosted.  Development is expected to take around two years to reach full build out, with construction work due to begin in Spring 2018.

Gavin Ward, Partner said “We have been keen from the outset to design a genuinely outstanding scheme befitting of Waverley, with architecture and materials to match so to serve this growing and thriving community”