South Yorkshire station will rival recently improved stations in Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield

Aedas has won the design competition for a £2.5m railway station at Rotherham in South Yorkshire.

The group said the designs for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Yorkshire Forward would see the existing station upgraded to rival other improved stations in Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield.

The new station, which forms part of Yorkshire Forward’s Urban Renaissance programme in Rotherham, will provide a passenger lounge, retail space and a travel and information centre as well as transport facilities.

Aedas project manager Alistair Branch said: “The redeveloped station will present a dramatic and architecturally impressive gateway for visitors and daily users.

“It will provide passengers with a fantastic improvement in waiting facilities, while also upgrading links to the town centre.”

He added that plans would evolve following consultation with stakeholders and the public.