Contractors needed to build new Rochdale bus station

Michael Hunt

Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive is seeking contractors to build the proposed new £11.5m transport interchange in Rochdale town centre.

The scheme, which was given a grant of £10m from the Government towards its costs in March last year, comprises bus stand facilities and fully enclosed concourse waiting areas.

Internal facilities consists of three two-storey accommodation including a walk-in travel shop, supervisors' and operators' offices with retail outlet.

The transport interchange will be constructed in a new location within Rochdale town centre, on the Riverside site, which is on the opposite side of Smith Street where the current bus station facilities are located and adjacent to the proposed Metrolink stop.

Rochdale's current bus station is limited in terms of public facilities and the new interchange will produce more natural light than its predecessor.

The project, being delivered by GMPTE and Rochdale council, falls within the ongoing £250m regeneration of the town centre.

In the summer this year, Rochdale council published a tender inviting developers to bid for the chance to deliver a £60m municipal office development in the town centre.

The design-and-build new riverside development will provide 300,000 sq ft of office accommodation for approximately 2,600 council, NHS and private sector staff together with a new library and information centre, public customer services, training and conference facilities.

The building is due to be completed by 2012 and will be followed by a major new retail development and the transport interchange.

The office will be built on the former Yelloways bus depot site on Smith Street. The winning development partner is due to be named by May 2010.

Deadline for submitting tenders interested in the fifteen month transport interchange contract is Friday 29 January 2010.

  • For further details contact Francis Gale at Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive on email

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