Is this the UK’s Greenest Manufacturer ?
Photo © Richard Hagan, managing director, Crystal Doors, with his electric Nissan Leaf car
Richard Hagan has already spent more than £1m on energy-saving technology in his manufacturing factory in Rochdale but now he’s refusing to fly to overseas trade shows to reduce his carbon footprint.
The man thought to be one of the UK’s greenest manufacturers has banned himself from flying...
Posted on 18 Jun 2019
H&M signs up to Rochdale Riverside development
Global retail giant H&M will be coming to Rochdale for the first time after a deal was struck to bring it to Rochdale’s new £80m retail and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside.
The Swedish multinational retail giant will occupy a circa 22,500 sq ft unit across two floors within the...
Posted on 28 May 2019
A major grant has been awarded to revive the buildings in Rochdale’s historic heart
Photo © Rochdale Online
Almost £800,000 of grants to repair historic buildings in one of Rochdale’s most well-known streets have been made available as the Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) project takes another step forward.
The £779,000 cash injection, a mixture of Historic England and council funding, will be used to target 12 properties along Lower Drake...
Posted on 25 May 2019
Artisan Market is a huge success
Rochdale’s first ever Artisan Market has been praised by businesses across Rochdale town centre, who saw customer numbers surge on the back of the event.
The Market Company event, which is supported by the council and Rochdale Development Agency (RDA), welcomed 6,000 visitors, who enjoyed treats like paella, Thai street...
Posted on 17 Apr 2019
Family-Owned Dairy Company Invests Over £3.5m in New Plant
Family-owned dairy company, Lancashire Farm Dairies, has completed an investment worth over £3.5m in a new plant following increased product demand.
The Rochdale-based company’s substantial investment has increased capacity and capability in terms of milk intake, processing, filling and storage. The 70,000 sq ft plant, which is now in use,...
Posted on 5 Mar 2019
Architects appointed to lead the restoration of Rochdale Town Hall
Photo © Malcolm Journeaux
The £16m redevelopment of Rochdale’s Grade I listed town hall has taken a major step forward, with the appointment of an award-winning architecture firm to take forward its restoration.
Donald Insall Associates, whose team have worked on prestigious projects across the country, including the Houses of Parliament, Manchester’s...
Posted on 28 Feb 2019
McCormick lease new distribution unit in Heywood
McCormick, the international herb and spice manufacturer listed on the New York Stock exchange, has taken a 10-year lease on the 95,980 sq ft property called Link95. It plans to retain the 145,000 sq ft manufacturing unit it occupies in Littleborough, Rochdale, and use Link95 as additional distribution space in the region.
Posted on 27 Feb 2019
DACHSER plan New Facility in Rochdale
Dachser Ltd in the UK is to build a new 5,175 square metre logistics centre in Rochdale to replace its existing distribution facility. The development of the 3.7 hectare (9.2 acre) site represents EUR 16 million (GBP 14.4 million) investment by the company.
Since the acquisition of J. A. Leach Transport Limited in 2010, including the...
Posted on 7 Feb 2019