Image: Council kickstarts Drake Street regeneration with celebration event

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...

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Posted by Aahmed on 17 May 2018 at 15:00

Image: Rochdale’s greatest heritage asset gets National Lottery boost

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...

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Posted by Aahmed on 9 May 2018 at 10:29

Image: Mayor Andy Burnham praises Rochdale’s regeneration during visit to the town

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...

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Posted by Aahmed on 26 Mar 2018 at 11:08

Image: Work starts on new shopping and leisure complex Rochdale Riverside

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...

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Posted by Aahmed on 19 Mar 2018 at 12:05

Image: Council member for regeneration appointed to RDA board

Council member for regeneration appointed to RDA board

Rochdale Development Agency (RDA) is looking forward to another successful 12 months, with a new chair at the helm of their board and the appointment of Councillor John Blundell, the cabinet member for regeneration at Rochdale Borough Council, who is sitting on the board for the first time. The council-owned RDA...

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Posted by Aahmed on 22 Feb 2018 at 16:04

Image: Contractor appointed for Rochdale’s new retail and leisure development

Contractor appointed for Rochdale’s new retail and leisure development

Genr8 Developments has appointed major construction firm Willmott Dixon to build Rochdale’s £80m retail and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside, with construction work due to start within weeks. Delivered by a joint venture between Genr8 and Kajima in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council, the development comprises approximately 200,000 sq ft (60,970 sq...

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Posted by Aahmed on 1 Feb 2018 at 13:00

Image: Three new tenants announced for Rochdale Riverside

Three new tenants announced for Rochdale Riverside

Three more high street giants have signed up to Rochdale’s new retail and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside. Boots, River Island and JD Sports have collectively taken space totalling around 30,000 square feet, with the businesses planning to invest more than £3m in brand new stores. The deals secure the stores’...

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Posted by Aahmed on 26 Jan 2018 at 07:00

Image: Plans in for £6m expansion of Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park

Plans in for £6m expansion of Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park

Wilson Bowden has submitted a planning application for the next phase of development at Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale on behalf of the Kingsway Partnership – a joint venture between the Rochdale Development Agency, Rochdale Borough Council, Homes England and Wilson Bowden. The application comprises 11 industrial units, ranging in size from 3,000...

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Posted by CBuckley on 28 Nov 2017 at 10:54

Image: Local company Bells ring in the changes with new indoor market

Local company Bells ring in the changes with new indoor market

Work to transform the former Santander building in Rochdale town centre into a thriving new indoor market, complete with café and fresh food stalls, is under way. Local building firm H Bell and Sons Ltd is busy turning the three-storey property, thought to have been built in the 1920s, into...

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Posted by Aahmed on 16 Oct 2017 at 10:35

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