Steel creating new retail destination in Rochdale
More than 1,800t of structural steelwork will eventually be erected for the Rochdale Riverside scheme, which forms one of the final parts of a £250M investment package, which has been transforming the town centre since 2011.
Other schemes which have been delivered as part of this ambitious regeneration programme include a new customer service centre, a library and council building known as Number One Riverside (see NSC June 2012), the new Rochdale Leisure centre, Rochdale Sixth Form College, (recently rated outstanding by Ofsted), and the award-winning river re-opening project.
It is hoped that the £80M Riverside development, with a central pedestrian street as a key feature, will transform the retail and entertainment offering in the town and encourage further inward investment.
There will be five separate steel-framed structures, a three-storey cinema block, a couple of retail blocks known as North and South, a two-storey anchor store to be occupied by Marks & Spencer and a three-level car park.
Working on behalf of main contractor Willmott Dixon, Hambleton Steel is the project’s steelwork contractor.
Rochdale Riverside is due to open in April 2020.