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

Image: Councillors approve game-changing town centre development in Rochdale

Councillors approve game-changing town centre development in Rochdale

Councillors have approved multi-million plans for a new shopping and leisure development in the heart of Rochdale. The move is another step forward for the Rochdale Riverside project. Phase one of the scheme is in excess of 200,000 square feet, and will bring around 24 shops, restaurants and a new cinema into...

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Posted by Aahmed on 11 Apr 2017 at 10:37

Image: Record planning income shows growing confidence in Rochdale

Record planning income shows growing confidence in Rochdale

The first ever £1 million annual planning income for the council is being seen as a sign of growing confidence in the borough as a place for business investment. A clutch of major investments helped push Rochdale borough to a record-breaking year for planning fee income, with £1m generated during 2016. The...

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Posted by Aahmed on 6 Mar 2017 at 12:46

Image: On the front foot! New Middleton scheme boosts shop facades

On the front foot! New Middleton scheme boosts shop facades

Shops in the Middleton town centre conservation area have been given a much-needed facelift, thanks to a council improvement scheme. The businesses around Middleton Gardens and Fountain Street, many of which are in 19th century buildings, have benefitted from a number of external improvements, including new gutters, rendering and repainting....

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Posted by Aahmed on 22 Feb 2017 at 09:07

Image: Boulting Environmental Services inaugurates new Rochdale office

Boulting Environmental Services inaugurates new Rochdale office

Cleanroom and laboratory design and construction specialist, Boulting Environmental Services (BES) officially opened its new office in Sandbrook Park, Rochdale on February 6, 2017. This impressive new facility, with excellent links to the motorway network, enables the business to continue its sustained growth by substantially increasing available space. Furthermore, the introduction of...

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Posted by Aahmed on 7 Feb 2017 at 09:16

Image: Rochdale Riverside planning application submitted

Rochdale Riverside planning application submitted

Rochdale’s new shopping and leisure centre, Rochdale Riverside, has taken a major step forward, with a detailed planning application on the development being submitted to the council. The application outlines detailed plans by developers Genr8 for the scheme, which has already signed high street giants M&S and Next,...

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Posted by Aahmed on 1 Dec 2016 at 15:50

Image: New market on the way for Rochdale town centre

New market on the way for Rochdale town centre

A brand new Rochdale market is one step closer, with a planning application for a prime town centre site set to be submitted in the next few weeks. The proposals would see the market opening on the Butts, close to the award-winning River Roch re-opening project. The vacant Santander building...

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Posted by Aahmed on 31 Oct 2016 at 11:25

Image: Last post for Telegraph House

Last post for Telegraph House

A key milestone in the £250 million redevelopment of Rochdale town centre began this week, as demolition works started on the Telegraph House building. Greater-Manchester-based Contractors Connell Brothers Ltd are now completing the final stage of demolition, following internal strip out of the Baillie Street site, which started in the summer. ...

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Posted by Aahmed on 19 Oct 2016 at 13:54

Image: Successful business rates sale extended

Successful business rates sale extended

A nationally-recognised business rates initiative that is helping to revive Rochdale town centre has now been extended to Middleton and Heywood. Following a successful launch which saw new businesses move into Rochdale town centre, the council’s business rates sale is being rolled-out to other areas. The business rates sale,...

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Posted by Aahmed on 5 Aug 2016 at 15:42

Image: Shopping development one step closer as final demolition gets underway

Shopping development one step closer as final demolition gets underway

The final stage of demolition to make way for Rochdale’s new shopping and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside, gets underway next week. Contractors will move in on Monday (25 July) to start the process of stripping out and then dismantling Telegraph House, in Baillie Street, in a process which is expected...

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Posted by Aahmed on 21 Jul 2016 at 14:07

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