Rotherham Bus Station & Multi-Storey Car Park Refurbishment

Written by Peter Matthews Associate Director

Following the interchange’s last refurbishment in the 1990s, Jefferson Sheard Architects were appointed on the most recent refurbishment of Rotherham Transport Interchange. We designed 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. In addition to this the large car park facility above the interchange has also been re-clad and upgraded.

Jefferson Sheard Architects undertook the design and client technical assurance role in association with ARUP engineers. Our design transformed the dilapidated facility into a modernized, bright, safe and accessible transport interchange. Creating a welcoming space with customer usability, sustainability, and social value at its core.

The project consisted of a comprehensive refurbishment and re-build of the existing 24 stand Bus Interchange and connected 430 space multi-storey car park. The works were undertaken adjacent to the River Don and included significant structural repairs to the MSCP, due to age based deterioration of the 1960s concrete car park.

The interchange is located within Rotherham Town Centre and is physically connected to the existing College Walk Retail centre, with access via a shared retail mall. The project included temporary relocation of the existing 24 stand bus facility but with sectional completion of the refurbishment designed to permit bus station users to be introduced back into the retail mall as soon as practicable.

We completed design of the proposals up to RIBA Stage 3 and continued as client Technical Advisor throughout RIBA Stages 4-6, with Contractor design and construction progressed by main contractor. A separate Jefferson Sheard Architectural team were appointed to act as contractor’s architects, permitting continuity of knowledge throughout the project.

The interchange is immediately adjacent to the Grade 1 listed and scheduled ancient monument of ‘Rotherham Bridge’ and the Grade 1 Listed ‘Lady’s Chapel on the Bridge’. Our design and subsequent client adivsory role included liaison with Planning and Heritage officers and monitoring of the contractor’s planning condition sign-off.

The project was undertaken to BIM Level 2 in line with the government mandate for Public projects and Jefferson Sheard Architects commissioned point cloud modelling, developed the design Revit model and prepared the contractors BIM and Revit model throughout Stage 4 design and construction. The separate assurance and commenting process on behalf of the client was undertaken on the shared Project Vault Common Data Environment.


  • Transport & Infrastructure


South Yorkshire Passenger Executive (SYPTE)

Rotherham, South Yorkshire


The project included multiple improvements in sustainability, including new electric vehicle charging within the car park and an extensive PV array on the car park roof, providing 70% of the facilities energy.

The completed project won the Car Park Renewal Award at the 2020 British Parking Awards.

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