Lindum is making good progress in the delivery of a new retail development and medical centre at Olive Lane, Waverley, near Rotherham, for Harworth Group.

The shopping area will feature convenience stores, cafes and restaurants and public realm and landscaping and is due for completion in November this year.

A groundbreaking event took place at the site in December 2023, attended by representatives of Harworth, Lindum Group, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, the Waverley Community Council, and Forge New Homes, which is building new homes at Olive Lane.

Following an agreement with NHS England and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Lindum also began construction of the site’s £3m two-storey medical centre in February, which is set to be handed over in October.

Chris Fraser, who is project managing the retail works, said: “Works have progressed well. The steel frames for three of the four buildings have been erected, with the frame for the remaining building due to erected in mid-July.

“Two of the buildings are now having superstructure brickwork erected, with the third being started in two weeks.

“Scaffolding is due to be erected ready for roofing works in the coming weeks for the first building and will be progressively erected for the remaining buildings within two months to allow doors and windows to go in at the end of summer for watertightness.

“Drainage works are ongoing and will be complete in mid-July. Section 38 roadworks have been installed ready for sign off as adoptable highways.

“By the end of the summer we will be building up levels ready for external works such as landscaping and paving.”

Ben Marris, Contracts Manager for the Medical Centre, said the steel frame has been installed and flooring completed, with external drainage work nearing completion.

He said: “Works in the summer will consist of installing the roof build-up, external masonry façade, internal walls and ceilings and M&E.”

The Waverley residential neighbourhood will connect with the Advanced Manufacturing Park(AMP), where Lindum has previously handed over three industrial units with another currently under construction.

Olive Lane will become a new social hub for Waverley residents and workers at the AMP, further enhancing the amenities already available on site, which include 310 acres of green space, a school, family pub, community garden and learn-to-ride cycle track.