As tipped by the Enquirer last year ISG will build the 110,000 sq ft superstore at the site of the council’s former civic centre.
The project forms part of the strategic regeneration of the South Yorkshire town centre.
Many of the 540 planned parking spaces will be built below the Tesco store, which will also include a petrol station.
Anglo-Dutch developer TCN is working in partnership with the local council to redevelop nine sites in the town covering an area of over 10 acres.
As part of the development, a multimillion-pound investment would be made in Rotherham’s road network, including removing the Centenary Way flyover.
The first phase of the project sees the construction of a new road junction onto Centenary Way, paving the way for the demolition of the Centenary Way flyover.
During this phase, ISG will also demolish the civic building, Norfolk House and central library, retaining the crushed demolition material and re-using this across the site.
Following this extensive ground works phase, which includes major service diversions, ISG will then start construction of the new superstore on stilts.
The Tesco Extra will incorporate large areas of glazing and larch cladding to its façade.
ISG’s John Gittins, managing director – North East, said: “Rotherham has ambitious plans for growth and greater inward investment and we are confident that this major new development for Tesco will act as the catalyst for further town centre regeneration and a corresponding increase in regional influence.”