Sitting pretty: new furniture store opens with council help
It’s so-fa so good for the new Heywood furniture business, Simpson Furniture, which has just opened its doors at Church Place.
Owners, Karen and Gary Simpson chose Rochdale after the council furnished them with support, including a £5,000 start-up grant and 80 per cent off their business rates during their first...
Posted by Aahmed on 15 Jun 2018 at 11:13
On the right track: new Rochdale link road boosts train station access
Rochdale’s excellent transport links have moved up a gear, with the opening of a new link road to connect Oldham Road and Rochdale railway station.
The £300,000 Lincoln Street link , which was funded by the GMCA, means easier access to the borough’s major railway station and car park from...
Posted by Aahmed on 1 Jun 2018 at 13:51
Town Hall Square shaping up for £3m revamp
Town Hall Square is set to undergo a massive redevelopment as part of plans to put it at the centre of a transformed public realm in the heart of Rochdale.
The news comes just weeks after the first stage of a major £8.9m Heritage Lottery Fund bid was approved for...
Posted by Aahmed on 30 May 2018 at 09:36
Council kickstarts Drake Street regeneration with celebration event
The revival of one of Rochdale’s most famous historic shopping streets has moved a step closer, following the official launch of the Heritage Action Zone project in the town centre.
The project will see Historic England work with the council to redevelop Drake Street and its surrounding areas over...
Posted by Aahmed on 17 May 2018 at 15:00
At the double! Ex service personnel bag jobs on Rochdale Riverside scheme
Two ex-members of the armed forces are forging a new career helping to build the new Rochdale after landing jobs at Willmott Dixon, the local contractor building the £80m Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure development.
Carl Herbert and Gary Dearden are both Rochdale born and bred, but their time in...
Posted by Aahmed on 17 May 2018 at 10:00
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