Image: Views sought on the future of Rochdale’s most treasured building

Views sought on the future of Rochdale’s most treasured building

​​Residents are being asked for their views on £16m plans to transform Rochdale's Grade I listed town hall, as the council prepares to submit a new bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The 145-year-old building is widely regarded as one of the finest town halls in the country and...

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Posted by Aahmed on 4 Oct 2016 at 10:09

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: Residents soak up the party atmosphere as the river re-opening makes a splash

Residents soak up the party atmosphere as the river re-opening makes a splash

Rochdale celebrated in style on Saturday as the official re-opening of the River Roch regeneration project was marked with circus acts, storytelling, dance performances and more. The £5m project – part of Rochdale Borough Council’s wider £250m town centre regeneration programme – has revealed the river and its historic bridges for...

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Posted by Aahmed on 27 Jun 2016 at 13:20

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: 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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