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.
Posted by Aahmed on 6 Mar 2017 at 12:46
Lights, camera, action! Rochdale family could be stars for the day
Families across the borough are being given the chance to shape the future of one of the borough’s most important buildings as part of a unique council competition.
The hunt is on families to take part in a film that will be shown to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)...
Posted by Aahmed on 30 Jan 2017 at 14:19
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 31 Oct 2016 at 11:25
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.
Posted by Aahmed on 19 Oct 2016 at 13:54
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 4 Oct 2016 at 10:09
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 21 Jul 2016 at 14:07
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 13 Jul 2016 at 10:48
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 27 Jun 2016 at 13:20
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...
Posted by Aahmed on 28 Apr 2016 at 10:13