We're working hard to make Rochdale town centre a better place to live, work and do business.
The main focus for our next phase of regeneration is:
- Enhancing and protecting our heritage
- Creating new homes, particularly on brownfield sites
- Improved transport links
- Improving our town centres
How we've already improved the borough
A lot of work to improve the borough has already been done. Some of the projects we’ve completed in the past include:
Rochdale Town Hall restoration
Built in 1871, the Grade I listed Rochdale Town Hall is a stunning example of Victorian Gothic architecture and one of the most well-known historic buildings in the north of England.
Work to restore this spectacular building is underway, following a successful bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Rochdale Fire Station development
Rochdale’s old fire station, which dates back to the 1930s, is undergoing an exciting restoration.
Work has started on:
- Creating a Fire Service Museum on the ground floor
- Creating office space upstairs
- Restoring historical features of the building
Heritage Action Zones
We’re supporting the restoration and reuse of historic buildings along Drake Street and South Parade, as part of its designation as a Heritage Action Zone (HAZ). The project aims to breathe new life into this area, which was a thriving shopping district but has lost some of its character.
We're offering a grant as part of this work to property owners to help them restore historic buildings and bring them back into use.
Calder Valley Line Community Rail Partnership
The Calder Valley Line Community Rail Partnership aims to improve and promote the Calder Valley Line in Rochdale and Calderdale.
For example, by increasing community involvement, enhancing train stations and protecting current service offerings.