Rochdale town centre is being transformed. We're creating a town centre with fantastic leisure, shopping, cultural and learning opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy. And you can see it all on our webcam.
This webcam takes regular images of the redevelopment area and surrounding area.
The market is on the land of the 1970s style Municipal Offices. The old council Municipal Offices has been replaced by Number One Riverside, which brings together around 2,000 council staff from more than 30 buildings saving over £28m in ongoing maintenance costs. It meets high energy saving standards with features including solar thermal panels using the sun's rays to generate hot water and photovoltaic panels creating renewable energy. Plus wood chip will be burnt in a biomass boiler to generate sustainable heat and rainwater will be collected from the roof and recycled for the flushing of toilets. All of these will save the council millions as well as reducing its carbon footprint.
The new transport interchange provides state-of-the-art facilities for passengers including electronic information displays and a vastly improved waiting environment. And, in a European first, the new bus station is a reduced carbon public transport hub running with hydropower. A hydroelectric turbine has been installed next to the site which converts energy from the River Roch into generating electricity.
Find out more about the major projects which together will