ROTHERHAM’S town centre masterplan edged closed to reality this week as demolition work continued at the town’s law courts building.
Once home to the Magistrates’ Court, Coroner’s Court and County Court, the red-brick building at The Statutes is steadily being reduced to rubble by Rotherham based-contractor G. Morley Ltd.
They began by stripping out the interior and have now moved on to bringing down the walls and floors.
Rotherham Borough Council snapped up the law courts for £1 from Her Majesty's Court and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) after their closure last year, as hearings were moved to Sheffield.
The site, along with adjacent Forge Island, will form the focal point of the council's masterplan to reinvent the town centr as a major leisure destination with a cinema, hotel, bars and restaurants.