Building Development

Thanks to the generosity of local people and funders from across the country, our reception extension is now complete.
Building Development

Starting work on the extension on July 27th 2020, contractors at TH Michaels and architect Studio Gedye Ltd have worked hard to create our new space so that we can extend our best welcome to our guests.

Our new features include an entrance access ramp and accessible toilet, making a visit to the High Street Centre more convenient than ever. The modern and bright space comprises of a new meeting room and provides direct access to the lift.

New Reception
New Meeting Room

History of High Street Centre

The foundation stones of the building were laid on Easter Monday 1907 and the building opened as Rawmarsh Wesleyan Methodist Church in July 1908.
Beulah Stone Laying
Sunday School
Green Room before Refurb
Lower Hall

In 1976 the building was redeveloped to include a hall, kitchen and meeting rooms downstairs and an upstairs used for worship.

Between 1998 and 2000 a partnership was developed between Rawmarsh Methodist Church and various local community groups committed to, or interested in, use of the building.

The High Street Centre Ltd was registered as a company limited by guarantee in 2002 and has charitable status. It aims to improve the quality of life for the residents of Rawmarsh and Parkgate by providing a modern, attractive and accessible premises and facilities to meet the needs of the community.

In 2004 phase one of the refurbishment plans has been completed and in February 2007 a 25 year lease was signed between the Methodist Church and the High Street Centre allowing the Centre to operate as a social enterprise to provide facilities and develop services for use by and for the local community.

Phase two of the redevelopment was opened in 2008 which included new kitchen, car park and training facilities. Since then improvement of the building has continued including a new lift, sound proofing and a project to replace the heating system and install secondary glazing.

Our most recent redevelopment has been the largest project of its kind. We are very grateful for the support of local people and funders across the country.