Image: Petit Café proves the best things come in small packages

Petit Café proves the best things come in small packages

A new continental-style café is cementing Rochdale's reputation as a town centre which is firmly on the up. Petit Café is the second new business to open in historic Baillie Street in recent weeks, thanks to support from the council. The new eatery and coffee shop will be serving traditional...

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Posted on 10 Aug 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

Image: New market on the way for Rochdale town centre

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...

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Posted on 31 Oct 2016

Image: Last post for Telegraph House

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. ...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2016

Image: Views sought on the future of Rochdale’s most treasured building

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...

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Posted on 4 Oct 2016

Image: Shopping development one step closer as final demolition gets underway

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...

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Posted on 21 Jul 2016

Image: River Roch project picks up two more accolades

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...

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Posted on 13 Jul 2016

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