Development maps show you the existing,
planned and proposed projects, together with the traffic and
pedestrian walkway changes and will need to
be considered alongside the local planning
Rochdale Town Centre
Since the completion of the Rochdale Sixth Form College in 2010,
the town centre and some of its surrounding areas have undergone
significant changes. The purpose of this map is to bring
together the existing, planned and proposed project, together with
the associated vehicular and pedestrian movement changes across the
Middleton Town Centre
This map highlights the key sites for new development, the
improvements to the public realm and the Middleton and Edgar Wood
Townscape Heritage Initiative. Specific schemes within the map
include, Middleton Arena, a large Tesco Supermarket, works within
Middleton Gardens and the relocation of the market. The
Townscape Heritage Initiative boundary, which partly encompasses
the town centre, and is helping to fund the conservation of Edgar
Wood and other historic buildings.
Many of the former industrial sites which lie adjacent to
Castleton Town Centre are being redeveloped to provide new family
homes. These residential developments will complement the planned
public realm improvements adjacent to Castleton Train Station and
improve the town centres vitality and vitality.
Extending through the town centre is the Rochdale Canal and
Castleton Conservation Area has been recently extended to the east
and north-west to include areas that have a distinctive character
worth of preservation.
Mellor Street, one of the key routes in and out of Rochdale Town
Centre, is being transformed to provide sustainable new uses which
include new residential and retail developments.
The map also identifies potential redevelopment opportunities
and the boundary of the Spotland Bridge Conservation Area which was
extended in July 2013.
Rochdale Station Gateway
The area around the train station is changing considerably with
the recent introduction of the Metrolink which offers visitors and
residents easy access to the town centre as well as Kingsway
Business Park and Manchester City Centre. Within the area lies
Rochdale Fire Station which is refined landmark building lying
opposite St. John’s R.C. Church. The pair sit each side of a short
boulevard (Maclure Road) and create a formal entrance to Rochdale
from the train station.
In recent times the area has benefitted from private investment
with various shops and services openings. As part of the
Northern Hub proposals the Train Station will be upgraded to allow
faster and more frequent trains to operate.