Issue details

4 Corporation Street - Works to support Culture and Leisure Quarter Regeneration

The Wilkinson store, 4 Corporation Street is land locked by Mecca Bingo to the North, Corporation Street to the East, Forge Island site B to the South and the River Don to the West. Therefore, access for the demolition works to be carried out can only come from either the East or South.  Corporation Street is a main bus route servicing Rotherham Interchange, the SYPTE have indicated that they will not support the closure of this road for a prolonged period, meaning the only workable access is from the South, site B.


Bowmer & Kirkland commenced works on the Forge Island scheme which incorporates site B, in October 2022 and will be on site until Spring 2024. They have raised concerns over the demolition of 4 Corporation Street stating that there is a real danger of both delays to the programme and a risk to health and safety if another contractor is brought into the scheme to work in the same space at the same time as the main works are progressing.  Bowmer & Kirkland have a wealth of experience in completing demolition and refurbishment schemes and would be looking to commence the works as soon as possible to minimise the impact to the HV /substation installation and the works around the entrance.  Logistically, they would be able to incorporate the demolition whilst carrying out works on site B, this would take a large amount of planning in terms of access and egress, however if they had control over both sites this would be manageable. This approach has been agreed by Senior Management, Procurement and Finance.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Deleted

Wards affected: Boston Castle;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Open/Exempt: Exempt;

Department: Regeneration and Environment


Cllr D Lelliott, Cabinet Member for J&LE


Ward Members for Boston Castle