Pioneering Sustainable Regeneration

We’re preserving our heritage and creating a town for today, brimming with life, leisure and culture

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A Vision For Positive Change

In Rochdale we’re really proud of our history, which is why we’re doing everything we can to preserve it. By doing so, we’re making our town more livable for today. We celebrate our past while looking to the future, creating bustling, connected public spaces and bringing new energy to our town.

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Featured Projects

Regeneration work is happening across our borough. Here are some of the most important projects…

Riverside Phase 1


Rochdale’s heritage isn’t just to be found in our historic buildings and

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Town Hall

In Progress

Rochdale Town Hall is a building of national importance, and one of the finest Victorian

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Rochdale Rail Corridor

In Progress

Rochdale Rail Corridor is an ambitious scheme to revitalise neighbourhoods throughout

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About us

RDA drives inward investment, economic development and regeneration in Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and the surrounding areas.

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Learn more about the wide range of investment programmes that are regenerating the region's public spaces via our Newsletter.

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If you are interested in working on our regeneration projects then please visit our vacancies page to see what roles are available.

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Regeneration Gallery

See how our regeneration projects are transforming the regions most loved and iconic public spaces.


Read the latest business investment and regeneration reports about Rochdale and the surrounding areas.

Rochdale Town Hall Heritage Skills

Here is Lancashire Conservation Studio's presentation on the training opportunities available at Rochdale Town Hall.

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Rochdale Rail Corridor Strategy

The ambitious Rochdale rail corridor strategy is unlocking potential all along the Calder Valley.

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Riverside Upperbanks Download

The Upperbanks project will include apartment blocks, a 146 bedroom hotel and 43,000 sq ft of offices

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Supporting Our Local Heritage

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has been the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage and is supporting the regeneration of Rochdale and local regions. In last 25 years, they've awarded £8bn to more than 44,000 projects across the UK.

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