Image: Rochdale’s indoor market opens its doors

Rochdale’s indoor market opens its doors

Rochdale’s brand new indoor market opened its doors to the public this morning. The Rochdale Market Foodhall and Café is now operating from the former Santander building on The Butts, following a £750,000 transformation spearheaded by the council and Rochale Development Agency (RDA). The new market boasts a traditional butcher...

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Posted by Aahmed on 12 Nov 2018 at 12:00

Image: Cinema projects new skyline for town centre as Rochdale Riverside takes shape

Cinema projects new skyline for town centre as Rochdale Riverside takes shape

The retail and leisure development in Rochdale town centre is moving forward fast, with an official steel signing ceremony taking place at the site. Representatives from the council and contractor, Willmott Dixon, gathered on site to mark the completion of the steel frame for the six-screen cinema building, a major...

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Posted by Aahmed on 24 Sep 2018 at 13:00

Image: Town Hall Square shaping up for £3m revamp

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...

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Posted by Aahmed on 30 May 2018 at 09:36

Image: At the double! Ex service personnel bag jobs on Rochdale Riverside scheme

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...

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Posted by Aahmed on 17 May 2018 at 10:00

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: 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

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