Image: Council kickstarts Drake Street regeneration with celebration event

Council kickstarts Drake Street regeneration with celebration event

The revival of one of Rochdale’s most famous historic shopping streets has moved a step closer, following the official launch of the Heritage Action Zone project in the town centre. The project will see Historic England work with the council to redevelop Drake Street and its surrounding areas over...

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Posted by Aahmed on 17 May 2018 at 15:00

Image: At the double! Ex service personnel bag jobs on Rochdale Riverside scheme

At the double! Ex service personnel bag jobs on Rochdale Riverside scheme

Two ex-members of the armed forces are forging a new career helping to build the new Rochdale after landing jobs at Willmott Dixon, the local contractor building the £80m Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure development. Carl Herbert and Gary Dearden are both Rochdale born and bred, but their time in...

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Posted by Aahmed on 17 May 2018 at 10:00

Image: Rochdale’s greatest heritage asset gets National Lottery boost

Rochdale’s greatest heritage asset gets National Lottery boost

Plans to transform Rochdale Town Hall, one of the best examples of Victorian architecture in the country, have been given an initial boost after the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) approved the first stage of an £8.9m bid. The £688,000 initial award means the council can now progress plans to restore and...

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Posted by Aahmed on 9 May 2018 at 10:29

Image: Triple bill! Rochdale in the running for three business awards

Triple bill! Rochdale in the running for three business awards

Rochdale’s thriving business scene and regeneration projects are in the running for three top regional awards. The town centre’s transport interchange, the new shopping and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside, and Rochdale-based Casey Group, are all shortlisted for accolades at the North West Property Awards. The awards, which mark...

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Posted by Aahmed on 3 May 2018 at 09:18

Image: Family-owned Dairy Company is First to Launch Free-Range Yogurt

Family-owned Dairy Company is First to Launch Free-Range Yogurt

In an industry first, Lancashire Farm Dairies has become the first UK yogurt producer to use free range milk in all of its yogurt products, a move that will benefit cows and farmers. The Rochdale-based company has committed to only using free range milk in every yogurt pot. The decision...

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Posted by Aahmed on 17 Apr 2018 at 10:34

Image: Precision Technologies Group named a 2018 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion

Precision Technologies Group named a 2018 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion

Rochdale-based Precision Technologies Group (PTG) has been named a 2018 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT). PTG is an export-driven manufacturer of special purpose CNC machine tools, such as the globally acclaimed Zenith 400 helical profile grinder and the Powerstir range of friction stir welders, as well...

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Posted by Aahmed on 16 Apr 2018 at 09:26

Image: Ready for Take Off: Rochdale in the running for major airport contract

Ready for Take Off: Rochdale in the running for major airport contract

Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park could be home to one of four major logistics hubs which will help deliver Heathrow’s third runway. A delegation from Heathrow airport will visit the site today (Friday 13 April) as part of a national tour. Heathrow expansion is a critical national infrastructure project for...

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Posted by Aahmed on 13 Apr 2018 at 09:57

Image: Mayor Andy Burnham praises Rochdale’s regeneration during visit to the town

Mayor Andy Burnham praises Rochdale’s regeneration during visit to the town

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has praised Rochdale’s £250m regeneration and pledged to support the borough as the council looks to add a residential offer to its major town centre project. Mr Burnham also lauded council plans to improve Rochdale’s already substantial heritage offer during a...

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Posted by Aahmed on 26 Mar 2018 at 11:08

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