Riverside Phase 1

Rochdale’s heritage isn’t just to be found in our historic buildings and neighbourhoods. It’s in our public spaces and cultural attractions, and in a bustling, diverse town centre. It’s also why we’ve invested heavily in Rochdale Riverside. The first phase of this ambitious scheme, a brand new retail and leisure complex, is now complete. Work on the scheme’s second phase is likely to start in 2021.

Ambitious Project

The £80 million Rochdale Riverside leisure and retail scheme opened in Spring 2020, and features famous name tenants like M&S, Next, H&M, Nandos and Reel Cinema. When lockdown restrictions ease, Rochdale Riverside will play a key role in helping to make Rochdale town centre a sustainable day and night destination, drawing visitors from Rochdale Borough and much further afield. It’s estimated that, when fully operational,

Rochdale Riverside will create over 1,000 jobs and generate net additional GVA (Gross Value Added) of around £17m per year.

Attracting Visitors

Taken together, the Rochdale Riverside projects will significantly increase the number of people living and working in the town centre, as well as the number of visitors to Rochdale. The developments are part of our holistic approach to town centre redevelopment, with signage and walkways linking Rochdale’s retail and leisure centres with its historic and cultural attractions.


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

Heritage Rochdale Riverside Phase 1

Rochdale’s rich heritage isn’t just to be found in our historic buildings and neighbourhood across the region.

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Rochdale Growth Plan 2020-2030

This 10 years plan covers the strong foundations being laid to transformation of the regions economy.

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Rochdale Town Centre Delivery Plan

The £250m regeneration programme of Rochdale Town Centre is now almost complete, read the report here.

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Featured Projects

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


In Progress

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

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Number One Riverside


The award-winning Number One Riverside is an impressive new home for council offices, the

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Rochdale Metrolink


Excellent transport links are central to Rochdale’s prosperity, and a new state-of-the

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