Rochdale’s greatest heritage asset gets National Lottery boost
Plans to transform Rochdale Town Hall, one of the best examples of Victorian architecture in the country, have been given an initial boost after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) approved the first stage of an £8.9m bid.
The £688,000 initial award means the council can now progress plans to restore and...
Posted by Aahmed on 9 May 2018 at 10:29
Triple bill! Rochdale in the running for three business awards
Rochdale’s thriving business scene and regeneration projects are in the running for three top regional awards.
The town centre’s transport interchange, the new shopping and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside, and Rochdale-based Casey Group, are all shortlisted for accolades at the North West Property Awards.
The awards, which mark...
Posted by Aahmed on 3 May 2018 at 09:18
Family-owned Dairy Company is First to Launch Free-Range Yogurt
In an industry first, Lancashire Farm Dairies has become the first UK yogurt producer to use free range milk in all of its yogurt products, a move that will benefit cows and farmers.
The Rochdale-based company has committed to only using free range milk in every yogurt pot. The decision...
Posted by Aahmed on 17 Apr 2018 at 10:34
Precision Technologies Group named a 2018 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion
Rochdale-based Precision Technologies Group (PTG) has been named a 2018 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT).
PTG is an export-driven manufacturer of special purpose CNC machine tools, such as the globally acclaimed Zenith 400 helical profile grinder and the Powerstir range of friction stir welders, as well...
Posted by Aahmed on 16 Apr 2018 at 09:26
Ready for Take Off: Rochdale in the running for major airport contract
Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park could be home to one of four major logistics hubs which will help deliver Heathrow’s third runway.
A delegation from Heathrow airport will visit the site today (Friday 13 April) as part of a national tour. Heathrow expansion is a critical national infrastructure project for...
Posted by Aahmed on 13 Apr 2018 at 09:57
Mayor Andy Burnham praises Rochdale’s regeneration during visit to the town
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has praised Rochdale’s £250m regeneration and pledged to support the borough as the council looks to add a residential offer to its major town centre project.
Mr Burnham also lauded council plans to improve Rochdale’s already substantial heritage offer during a...
Posted by Aahmed on 26 Mar 2018 at 11:08
Work starts on new shopping and leisure complex Rochdale Riverside
Work to construct Rochdale‘s brand new £80m shopping and leisure development in the heart of the town centre is under way.
Contractors Willmott Dixon took possession of the site at the end of February and have been busy mobilising and engaging sub-contractors, with around £21m likely to be spent...
Posted by Aahmed on 19 Mar 2018 at 12:05
Prognosis excellent for award-winning medical supplies company employee
A former apprentice at a Heywood company which supplies medical equipment to the NHS, is finding his career is in good health after scooping a top award.
Local man, Asam Qadus (21) started working at Paul Hartmann Ltd as an apprentice in 2015, before being offered a permanent role as a systems...
Posted by Aahmed on 15 Mar 2018 at 09:04