Upperbanks


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.

Exciting Future


Despite the Covid pandemic, Rochdale Borough Council and the RDA, alongside developer Genr8, are forging ahead with plans for the second phase of Rochdale Riverside called Upperbanks.

This will include two nine story apartment blocks delivering 242 one- and two-bedroom apartments. It will also feature a 146-bedroom hotel and, if an occupier can be found, 43,000 sq ft of offices.

Upperbanks will sit adjacent to the retail and leisure complex. Construction will begin in 2021, as planning approval has now been granted.

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An Holistic Approach


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.

Downloads


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

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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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 Rail Corridor Strategy

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

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Featured Projects


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

Rochdale Metrolink

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

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Revealing The Roch

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The reopening and revealing of the river Roch in 2016 was central to restoring the former

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Number One Riverside

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

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