AN ICONIC £3m new mosque will put Rotherham on the map and inspire all the communities in the town according to the people behind the plan.
The Rotherham Mosque Trust has applied for planning permission for replace the Chapel Walk Mosque, Rotherham’s first Muslim faith centre, with another one twice its size.
The planned building, next to Centenary Way, would have a minaret 33.8m tall and it is hoped to display calls to prayer and other messages on electronic screens around the tower.
The plans which have taken two years to complete in association with council officers, also include an IT suite and study area and car park improvements, taking the total spaces to 43.
Zafran Khan, of the Rotherham Mosque Trust, said: “It’s designed to inspire all people as an iconic building that puts Rotherham on the map.
“The new community, cultural and faith facility is a tangible realisation of Rotherham’s One Town, One Community ethos.”
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