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

Image: River Roch project picks up two more accolades

River Roch project picks up two more accolades

Rochdale’s stunning River Roch regeneration project has taken top spot in two categories at the North West Construction Awards. The £5m scheme, which was completed last month and is part of a wider £250m town centre regeneration scheme, was given the heritage award, as well as being named the...

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Posted by Aahmed on 13 Jul 2016 at 10:48

Image: Place North West’s M60 Towns Development

Place North West’s M60 Towns Development

John Searle, Chief Executive of the Rochdale Development Agency, announced Rochdale Riverside as the new name for the £65m town centre leisure scheme. John Searle, chief executive of the Rochdale Development Agency, announced Rochdale Riverside as the new name for the £65m town centre leisure scheme, being built in partnership...

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Posted by CBuckley on 5 May 2016 at 14:29

Image: The Reel Deal: cinema signs up to Rochdale’s retail and leisure development

The Reel Deal: cinema signs up to Rochdale’s retail and leisure development

Rochdale’s new shopping and leisure development has secured a blockbuster deal, with Reel cinema formally signing up to the scheme. The national company, which already has 15 outlets across the country, will open a six screen, 20,000 sq ft cinema in the development. The deal means that Rochdale will have a...

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Posted by Aahmed on 28 Apr 2016 at 10:13

Image: Cotton to Commerce – Middleton Mill to become a £50m global trade hub

Cotton to Commerce – Middleton Mill to become a £50m global trade hub

A Hong Kong based property development company’s biggest investment project in Europe is set to get under way in the borough of Rochdale after permission was given for the £50million redevelopment of Warwick Mill. The scheme to transform the five-storey 200,000 sq ft mill in Middleton into a global trade...

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Posted by Oliver on 1 Dec 2015 at 10:43

Image: We offered an 80% business rate discount to fill empty shops

We offered an 80% business rate discount to fill empty shops

Like many other high streets, Rochdale’s was hit hard by the recession that followed the banking crash of 2008. Councils weren’t responsible for the financial crisis but they had to pick up the pieces afterwards and fill the holes left by the small businesses that went bankrupt or the...

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Posted by Oliver on 3 Nov 2015 at 10:42

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