Rochdale’s greatest heritage asset gets National Lottery boost
Plans to transform Rochdale Town Hall, one of the best examples of Victorian architecture in the country, have been given an initial boost after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) approved the first stage of an £8.9m bid.
The £688,000 initial award means the council can now progress plans to restore and...
Posted on 9 May 2018
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...
Posted on 19 Mar 2018
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...
Posted on 1 Feb 2018
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’...
Posted on 26 Jan 2018
Plans for the new Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum blazing ahead
Proposals for the complete renovation of the Greater Manchester Fire Station Museum in Rochdale will be showcased to the public for the first time this Friday and Saturday.
Under the plans, the ground floor of the former fire station in Maclure Road will be renovated to create a dedicated exhibition...
Posted on 12 Jan 2018
Rochdale Metal Fabrication company fashions up new base
A Rochdale metal fabrication company which supplies several premier league football clubs has scored bigger premises as part of its goal to expand.
Metacol has moved from a unit of just 590 square feet in the Fieldhouse Industrial Estate to a unit more than five times the size on the same...
Posted on 1 Nov 2017
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...
Posted on 16 Oct 2017