Development partner sought for Rochdale regeneration

Rochdale Boroughwide Housing is looking to appoint a development partner to deliver a regeneration of the Lower Falinge and College Bank neighbourhoods in the town centre.

The registered provider is looking for a partner to help deliver a programme of new housing development, investment in existing homes, and landscaping and public realm across the neighbourhoods, as well as creating a new central park.

Advised by Avison Young and Pinsent Masons, RBH is to run a competitive procurement process throughout 2019, with the first developments getting under way in early 2020 in Lower Falinge.

Part of the masterplan includes the delivery of 55 homes, designed by Levitt Bernstein. This will see the demolition of five existing 1960s blocks of flats to make way for 33 one and two-bed apartments alongside 22 two and three-bed homes. There will also be a green space and play area at the centre of the development. Planning consent was secured last December.

Gareth Swarbrick, RBH chief executive, said: “This is a once in a generation opportunity to deliver a transformed neighbourhood for current residents in College Bank and Lower Falinge, for their children, and for future residents.

“We’re looking for a development partner which not only has the expertise and experience to succeed, but also shares this vision, to work together with us and with the local community to make College Bank and Lower Falinge great places to grow up, grow a career, and grow older.”

Last year, RBH pledged £25m towards new homes, green space, and infrastructure in Rochdale town centre as part of a five-year investment plan.

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And were do all the people that had houses on fallinge and collage bank go to live as there not enough houses in rochdale for the people whom live ere me for one as homeless and on universal credit no one like to house people

By M jones

I live on college bank way theres so much uncertainty what going to happen to the flats as the old r frightened they going to have to move people on here dont know were they r one minute they being knock down next they ain’t then some blocks r staying up to be refurb they want to give us a clear answer what’s happening I’ve been here 28 years and they being saying this for last ten years they going to get rid and nothing as happened confused not the word

By Graham butterworth

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