Rochdale Council has invested £250 million into the regeneration of the town centre with a further £150m further investment planned.
The RDA is leading the restoration of Rochdale’s Grade I-listed Gothic Revival town hall
The RDA is leading the restoration of Rochdale’s Grade I-listed Gothic Revival town hall. The project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and planned to reopen by 2023, aims to double visitor numbers by opening all of the historic structure’s principal rooms to the public for the first time in more than 100 years.
Number One Riverside
Number One Riverside is a multi use public building which consolidates numerous council buildings into one. The building includes, the central library, conference and training centre, Bean Coffee Shop and office space for other organisations and private businesses.
The state of the art interchange offers direct services across Greater Manchester.
Metrolink in Rochdale
The Metrolink in Rochdale opened in 2017 and is yet another transport option which links Rochdale to the rest of Greater Manchester.
Rochdale Riverside, project managed by the RDA will create the prime retail core in the heart of Rochdale Town Centre, adjacent to the new Metrolink station and Transport Interchange.
The new mixed-use development will incorporate retail and restaurant units, a six screen Reel cinema, a complimenting leisure anchor and multi-storey car park.
Opening of the River Roch
Re opening of the river Roch in 2016 was central to restoring the former glory of Rochdale’s town centre.
Rochdale Fire Station
The RDA is overseeing the redevelopment of the Greater Manchester Fire Museum due to a £1.7m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
The ground floor of the former fire station, will be renovated to create a dedicated exhibition space for the museum’s exhibits.
The first floor will be offered as office space with first class facilities to businesses in the area.
Managed by the RDA, the creation of a new 2.2km link road from junction 19 of the M62 to the employment areas off Pilsworth Road, will provide a direct route to the main employment areas of South Heywood. The route will unlock more than 1.45m sq ft of commercial space and potentially support up to 2,400 jobs.
The link road will create greater accessibility for existing businesses and allow many more to relocate to Rochdale.
Redevelopment of Rochdale Train Station
Plans to transform the area around Rochdale train station have started and include the development of thousands of new homes as part of the major regeneration of the site.
Firm proposals will be unveiled in the new year.
Heritage Action Zone (HAZ)
The HAZ is centred on Drake Street, the historic route from the railway station down to the Town Hall. The area was originally developed as a commercial, cultural, social and civic focal point of the town.
The HAZ, led by the RDA, aims to galvanise property owners and partners so that this historic gateway will become a pioneering and affordable area for town centre living.