Rochdale Riverside will create the prime core in the heart of the town centre, adjacent to the new Metrolink station, Council offices and transport interchange completing the town centre regeneration. Comprising a comprehensive mix use development incorporating a M&S department store, retail and leisure units, kiosks, a 6 screen cinema and adjoining car park around inspiring public realm. Connecting into the existing town centre the scheme will compliment the existing retail, with an attractive environment increasing customer dwell time.

The units offer modern double height retail accommodation, with the ability to add a full cover mezzanine.

  • Ground Floor Plan
  • First Floor Plan
  • Cinema Plan
  • Phase 2 Plan
  • Ground Floor Plan
  • First Floor Plan
  • Cinema Plan
  • Phase 2 Plan

£250m investment in Rochdale town centre.

The new jobs and investment are a sign of growing confidence in the town, which is seeking to become ‘the best place for business’ in Greater Manchester. Work on new warehouse developments totaling 723,000 sq ft, including two new speculative £18.5m plots at Kingsway and two at Heywood Distribution Park with a combined value of £18m started.

Rochdale town centre has undergone significant
regeneration in recent years, some of the projects include:

Number One Riverside, the award winning iconic public library and council offices building was named the best corporate workplace in the country at the British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards. Metrolink opened at Rochdale train station in February 2013, and arrived in the town centre in 2014 with trams arriving in the town centre every 12 minutes. Adjacent to the metrolink and Number One Riverside is the new £11.5m transport interchange with a travel shop, a newsagents plus a Java bar coffee shop/internet café.

Other key projects include the £20m Police station refurbishment,
the £2.3m Rochdale Pioneers Museum expansion and the £11m
Rochdale leisure centre.

Rochdale Sixth Form College, the £21m state of the art education facility was rated outstanding by Ofsted and top in the country for value added performance.

The major investment made by the Tetrosyl Group in converting Newgate House into their corporate headquarters and the new Morrisons store on Smith Street opposite the Metrolink tram stop, is adding to the on-going transformation of Rochdale town centre.

Rochdale Riverside is the final piece of the jigsaw to complete the
regeneration of Rochdale, creating a true town centre destination.

Recent press articles:

Property Week - 28th April. Click here

Manchester Evening News - 28th April. Click here

Insider Media - 28th April. Click here

Rochdale Riverside will elevate Rochdale’s town centre within the national and regional retail, hierarchy, creating a strong opportunity for new retailers and caterers looking to expand in the region.

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Retail Footprint Score & Class

Rochdale is currently classified as a Small Metropolitan Town, this falls in to the Metropolitan Centres Major Class. Post development, the Riverside development results in a step change in the quality and scale of Rochdale’s retail and leisure offer. As a result, Rochdale is elevated to a Metropolitan Town. Medium Metropolitan Towns are retail centres situated in metropolitan urban areas and have an attractiveness score above 500. The defining feature of these centres are their proximity to a larger city centre. These centres are generally Mass market led, most contain less than 10% Premium retailing. Examples of centres in this class include Stockport, Warrington and Paisley.

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