Civic hall revamp is first step in masterplan for Swinton town centre

SWINTON Civic Hall has reopened after refurbishment in the first major step of the town centre’s masterplan.
The newly refurbished Civic Hall in Swinton.The newly refurbished Civic Hall in Swinton.
The newly refurbished Civic Hall in Swinton.

The building’s entrance, Honeypot Café and disabled toilet have all been improved.

Rotherham Council worked in partnership with Ben Bailey Homes and Millersdale Projects to deliver revamp.

The eventual scheme will include a new library, 49 houses on Charnwood Street and fresh public space between the existing civic building and Station Street.

The newly refurbished Civic Hall in Swinton.The newly refurbished Civic Hall in Swinton.
The newly refurbished Civic Hall in Swinton.

Denise Lelliott, RMBC cabinet member for jobs and the local economy, said: “This refurbishment has made a real difference to our community hub in the heart of Swinton.

“The Civic Hall now offers visitors better facilities and greater comfort. It’s welcome news for Swinton.”

The existing library, off Station Street, will be demolished and landscaped, while the existing council customer service centre will house the new library.

Improved walkways will make it easier to get to Civic Square, the new library and homes – all of which aim to bring more visitors to the town centre.