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

Image: Plans for the new Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum blazing ahead

Plans for the new Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum blazing ahead

Proposals for the complete renovation of the Greater Manchester Fire Station Museum in Rochdale will be showcased to the public for the first time this Friday and Saturday. Under the plans, the ground floor of the former fire station in Maclure Road will be renovated to create a dedicated exhibition...

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Posted by Aahmed on 12 Jan 2018 at 09:20

Image: Rochdale awarded Heritage Action Zone status to revive its historic heart

Rochdale awarded Heritage Action Zone status to revive its historic heart

Rochdale town centre could be in line for a grant in the region of £500,000, as Historic England today announced it has been named one of just eight ‘Heritage Action Zones’ across the country. The announcement marks the start of work to revive some of Rochdale town centre’s most important...

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Posted by Aahmed on 6 Dec 2017 at 16:36

Image: Rochdale Metal Fabrication company fashions up new base

Rochdale Metal Fabrication company fashions up new base

A Rochdale metal fabrication company which supplies several premier league football clubs has scored bigger premises as part of its goal to expand. Metacol has moved from a unit of just 590 square feet in the Fieldhouse Industrial Estate to a unit more than five times the size on the same...

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Posted by Aahmed on 1 Nov 2017 at 10:12

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