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Number One Riverside

​​​​​​​​​Visit Dippy

The Natural History Museum’s famous dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus, will take pride of place in the award-winning Number One Riverside from 10 February 2020 to 28 June 2020.

He’s the superstar dinosaur which has been seen by millions of people in the Natural History Museum in London.

Services available at Number One Riverside

​​​Number One Riverside​Number One Riverside is a multi use public building which consolidates numerous council buildings into one.

The building includes:

Training and Conference centre

Book a room at Number One Riverside and hold your next meeting here.

Virtual tour of Number One Riverside

View Number One Riverside by taking a 360 degree tour

Accessible toilet at Number One Riverside

There's a Changing Places accessible toilet on the ground floor of Number One Riverside, as part of a suite of toilets.

Please ask for the key from Number One Riverside reception to use the toilet during the building's opening times which are listed on this page.

This accessible toilet has a:

  • Height adjustable, adult-sized, free standing bench
  • Hoist
  • Non slip floor with 12 sq. metres of floor space
  • Emergency alarm

Help and advice available at Number One Riverside

Help and advice is available from many of our partner organisations, either drop in or book your place.

Partner organisation​ When​​ Room Drop-in or book​ a place Contact
Advocacy Together Hub Rochdale ​2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month ​G13 ​Drop-in ​Jacob Nolan Independent Advocate
07484 904119
Alzheimer's Society First Monday of the month G11 Drop-in Nicky Timmis Engagement and Participation Officer for Greater Manchester
Army careers Thursday 11am - 1pm Front foyer Drop-in Army careers
Big Life Centres/Pathways Monday 9am - 5pm G03
Book Jonathan Pemberton 07773068375
​Bookstart Bear Club ​Wednesday 1.30pm-2.30pm ​Children's library ​Drop-in ​Bookstart Bear Club
British Legion Thursday 10am -12noon Front foyer Drop-in Caen Matthews
​Children First Family Mediation ​Appointment only ​Book ​0161 341 0257
Citizens Advice Rochdale Monday - Friday by appointment only G01 Book Adviceline 0300 330 9073 or
Citizens Advice website.
Deaf Society Friday 10am - 1pm G11 Drop-in Tracey Little
​Digital Hub (Citizens Advice Rochdale) ​Monday-Friday 9.30am-3.30pm ​Public computer desks on the ground floor Drop-in ​Adviceline 0300 330 9073 or
Citizens Advice website.
Duke of Edinburgh Monday 5.30pm - 7.30pm Waiting area Drop-in Diane Higgins
Epilepsy support group Third Monday of the month 6pm - 7.15pm G11 Drop-in Les O’Shea, Rochdale Oldham Bury Epilepsy Society (ROBES)
Fidgits computer course
Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm G11 Book Kate Spencer 01706 925939/07794 210851
Nicola Keogh 01706 926674
Help with debt Tuesday 9.30am-3pm G03 Book Kate Spencer 01706 925939/07794 210851
Nicola Keogh 01706 926674
​Job Club, Breakthrough ​Monday 2pm-4pm ​G11 ​Drop-in ​Peter Jackson 07736
Land Charges Team Monday to Friday Desk 01 Book 01706 924744
Learn My Way, basic computer course Wednesday, 2pm-3pm and 3pm-4pm, Thursday, 10am-11am and 11am-12noon
Library computers Book Book at library desk
Licensing Team Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm.
Friday, 9am-11a​m
G05 and G06 Drop-in Sheila Lord 01706 924953
​Living Well - Health Coach ​Wednesday 12noon - 4pm ​G12 ​Book ​Ashley Katell
​Living Well - Health Coach ​Thursday 12noon - 4pm ​G04 ​Book ​Adam McCarthy 07702 691976
Macular Degeneration Third Monday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm G11 Drop-in Michelle Dutton 0161 491 6081
Macular Society
Manchester Credit Union Tuesday 9.30am - 4pm Thursday and Friday 9.30am - 4pm G13 Drop-in 0161 231 5222
Zatoon Ahmad 07720 677895
NHS Smoking Cessation Tuesday 2pm-4pm, Friday 9.30am-12.30pm G04 Book Shila Ahmed 07773 079528
​Pension Wise ​Appointment only ​Book ​Clare Whittle 01942 267965
​People Plus ​Appointment only ​Book ​Liz Shaw 07816 452179
​Stepping Stone (housing ​Appointment only ​Book ​Bruce Tonner 07971 233685
St Vincent's Housing As​sociation Appointment only Book Laura Townson 0161 772 2130 or 07967 723355
​Visual Impairment Support ​Wednesday 1pm-5pm ​G11 ​Tracey Little 01706 922934
Wheatsheaf Reading Group Third Tuesday of the month, 12.30pm - 3pm G11 Drop-in Brenda Hance
Word Weavers creative writing group 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 5.30pm - 7.30pm G11 Drop-in joanne​

How to find us

​Number One Riverside is close to the town centre and Rochdale Interchange, with parking in nearby council car pa​rks. Or you can plan your journey using ​public transport.

The nearest council car park is at Rochdale Town Hall and Number One Riverside is only a few minutes walk away. Find Rochdale Town Hall parking


Number One Riverside has won a number of awards and accolades which can be found on the council awards page.


Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

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Opening times

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday 9.30am - 5pm (Dippy only).
  • Bank Holidays 10am-4pm (Dippy only).​