About Waverley

Waverley is a new, mixed use development in the heart of South Yorkshire, situated in between Rotherham and Sheffield. A vibrant community of passionate people and businesses, the ever changing landscape reflects a modern and progressive vision for urban living and working.

Orgreave Colliery

Situated on the site of the former Orgreave Coking Plant, Waverley has a rich history that has shaped its future.

In the 19th century, South Yorkshire was known for its collieries, which helped fuel the Industrial Revolution in Rotherham. Later, the Orgreave Coking Plant was built on the site we now live and work, which operated until 1990. The plant was infamous for its role in the miners’ strike of 1984, which saw violent clashes between miners and police.


Today, Waverley is being transformed into a vibrant new town with a focus on community and sustainability. The area is being redeveloped with new homes, a school, shops, and leisure facilities, creating a modern and integrated community for people to live, work and play.

Waverley’s development is bringing a new lease of life to the area, with green spaces, cycling and walking paths, and new transport links making it easy to get around. The town’s close proximity to Sheffield and Rotherham means that residents can enjoy all the benefits of city living while still being part of a close-knit community.

But Waverley is more than just a new town – it’s a symbol of hope and progress for the future. With its rich history, it’s a place where the past meets the present, creating a unique identity that celebrates Rotherham’s industrial heritage and its vision for a sustainable future.

Advanced Manufacturing Park

In addition to the residential developments, Waverley is also home to the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP). This state-of-the-art facility is a world-class centre for research and development in advanced manufacturing and materials, bringing together academic institutions, businesses, and research organisations to create a collaborative environment for innovation. With the AMP on its doorstep, Waverley is poised to be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and the future of manufacturing, creating new job opportunities and driving economic growth in the region.

So whether you’re a local resident or someone looking for a new place to call home, Waverley has something to offer everyone. Join us on this exciting journey as we watch Waverley grow and thrive into the vibrant new town it’s destined to become.

What’s next?

Keep up to date with all the latest Waverley news by reading Wave Magazine, the community magazine published every two months.

How can we help you?

    Over the coming years, the Waverley development will be home to around 4,000 properties plus further commercial and retail development, so as Waverley grows, so can your business!