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Rochdale retail plan goes in

22 Nov 16 Detailed plans have been submitted for construction of a £60m mixed-use retail and leisure development in Rochdale town centre.

CGI of Rochdale Riverside
CGI of Rochdale Riverside

The Rochdale Riverside development aims to deliver 18,580 m2 of retail and leisure floor space for 24 units, including a new Marks & Spencer anchor store as well as a Next outlet. Phase one will also include a six-screen cinema and phase two will see additional commercial and office space, 100 apartments and a hotel.

The project is being delivered jointly by Genr8 Developments and Kajima in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council, with a decision on the planning application expected in the New Year.

Rochdale Riverside is part of the town centre’s £250m regeneration programme, which has already seen the re-opening of the River Roch and construction of Rochdale Borough Council’s library and office building, Number One Riverside.

“Rochdale Riverside is an exciting project to work on and a vital part of the town’s regeneration,” said John Francis, director of DPP, Genr8’s planning consultant. 

“As well as working with Genr8 and the scheme’s designers TP Bennett Architects, DPP has provided strategic planning advice and support, including the preparation of an environmental statement,” he said.

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