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 on 19 Mar 2018

Image: Council member for regeneration appointed to RDA board

Council member for regeneration appointed to RDA board

Rochdale Development Agency (RDA) is looking forward to another successful 12 months, with a new chair at the helm of their board and the appointment of Councillor John Blundell, the cabinet member for regeneration at Rochdale Borough Council, who is sitting on the board for the first time. The council-owned RDA...

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Posted on 22 Feb 2018

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 on 1 Feb 2018

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 on 26 Jan 2018

Image: Plans in for £6m expansion of Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park

Plans in for £6m expansion of Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park

Wilson Bowden has submitted a planning application for the next phase of development at Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale on behalf of the Kingsway Partnership – a joint venture between the Rochdale Development Agency, Rochdale Borough Council, Homes England and Wilson Bowden. The application comprises 11 industrial units, ranging in size from 3,000...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2017

Image: Local company Bells ring in the changes with new indoor market

Local company Bells ring in the changes with new indoor market

Work to transform the former Santander building in Rochdale town centre into a thriving new indoor market, complete with café and fresh food stalls, is under way. Local building firm H Bell and Sons Ltd is busy turning the three-storey property, thought to have been built in the 1920s, into...

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Posted on 16 Oct 2017

Image: Councillors approve game-changing town centre development in Rochdale

Councillors approve game-changing town centre development in Rochdale

Councillors have approved multi-million plans for a new shopping and leisure development in the heart of Rochdale. The move is another step forward for the Rochdale Riverside project. Phase one of the scheme is in excess of 200,000 square feet, and will bring around 24 shops, restaurants and a new cinema into...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2017

Image: Record planning income shows growing confidence in Rochdale

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. The...

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Posted on 6 Mar 2017

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