Overview

Rochdale Riverside will create the prime retail core in the heart of Rochdale Town Centre, adjacent to the new Metrolink station and Transport Interchange.

Forming part of Rochdale Council’s £250 million town centre regeneration, the new mixed-use development will incorporate retail and restaurant units, a six screen Reel cinema, a complimenting leisure anchor and multi-storey car park, all surrounded by attractive public realm.

With a focus on connecting into the existing town centre, the scheme will compliment and enhance the retail offer, with the attractive environment drawing in higher footfall to the town centre and increasing customer dwell time.

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

  • Ground Floor Plan
  • Phase 2 Plan
  • Town Centre Plan
  • Ground Floor Plan
  • Phase 2 Plan
  • Town Centre Plan

Rochdale is located in the heart of the Northern Powerhouse between Manchester (25 minute drive time) and Leeds (40 minute drive time) with direct road links to both, via the M62 motorway.

Rochdale is well connected with direct rail links to Manchester Victoria (19 minutes), Manchester Airport (45 minutes) and Leeds Central (1 hour 10 minutes.) The Metrolink station adjacent to Rochdale Riverside provides services every 12 minutes to the rest of Greater Manchester.

Rochdale Riverside benefits from a catchment shopper population of over 1 million people, with a further 12,000 homes identified for development within this catchment in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

In addition to a growing commuter population, there are over 8,000 businesses operating in Rochdale with over 500,000 sq ft of employment space targeted for development, including at the 420-acre Kingsway Business Park.

Rochdale Council are underway with an ambitious £250million masterplan to transform Rochdale Town Centre, whilst ensuring to enhance the exceptional heritage in the town. Key investments include the development of a new transport interchange, new council offices and library in Number One Riverside, extension of the Metrolink line and improvement to public realm.

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Rochdale Riverside in the press

Rochdale Riverside will elevate Rochdale’s town centre within the national and regional hierarchy, creating a strong opportunity for retailers and caterers. Rochdale’s strengthened offer results in a wider town catchment and increased consumer market potential.

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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 Bury, Stockport and Warrington.

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