18 October 2017

Jefferson Sheard submits proposals for Rotherham Interchange upgrade

Posted by Peter Matthews Associate Director

Jefferson Sheard’s Sheffield office has submitted plans for a major upgrade to Rotherham Interchange.

The existing interchange was designed by Jefferson Sheard in the early 1990s, but with 250,000 passengers per week over its 23-year life span, the finishes are now starting to exceed their scheduled design life.

Jefferson Sheard is providing proposals for the upgrade of the fixtures and finishes, including a comprehensive review and refurbishment of the waiting areas, boarding points, customer service desks and information hubs to respond to opportunities offered by modern passenger information display systems and web-enabled information technology.

Project Director, Peter Matthews, commented:

“Having worked on the original Interchange at Rotherham it is particularly satisfying and exciting for me to be involved in its major refurbishment. We are pleased to be working with South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) once again to assist them in enhancing the interchange, and ultimately, to create a better user experience for public transport passengers.

Ben Gilligan, Director of Public Transport at SYPTE, said:

“I’m delighted that SYPTE is working again on a major transformation project with Jefferson Sheard, improving facilities for the 12 million customers who pass through this busy interchange each year.”

Work is anticipated to start in Spring 2018 and last for approximately 12 months.

Jefferson Sheard’s appointment at Rotherham is the latest in a series of Transport sector commissions, including a major roof renewal scheme at Carlisle Railway Station, completed designs for a new bus station and associated mixed use development in Durham City Centre and completion of the £13.5m transport interchange at Gorse Stacks, Chester, for Graham Construction.

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