Rochdale Riverside is expected to open its doors in April 2020

Developer unveils Rochdale Riverside designs

Genr8 has released artist’s impressions of how its proposed Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure scheme could look, ahead of the submission of a planning application in the coming weeks.

The development is set to be 200,000 sq ft in size, designed by architect TP Bennett.

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

The council-backed scheme will contain around 25 retail and leisure units, including restaurants and cafes.

High street retail giants Next and M&S have already signed up to operate from Rochdale Riverside, with Reel planning to open a six screen cinema in the development.

Council leader Richard Farnell, said: “This fantastic development will bring top high street names into Rochdale for the first time and give our early evening economy a much needed shot in the arm. A vibrant town centre with lots of shops and restaurants is something our residents have wanted for a long time and this scheme will deliver all this and more.”

Rochdale Riverside is being delivered in a joint venture between Genr8 Developments, and Kajima Partnerships. The agent is Cheetham & Mortimer.

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I do not like this development

By Elephant

Elephant… you may as well say “I do not like development”…..

By The Old Faithful

If it integrates a leisure element encouraging the evening economy, and links the town to its river that can only be good for Rochdale.

By Alfie

About time!!!

By Grace De Souza

Impostor Elephant strikes again. I think Rochdale is doing a good job. Oldham too. Both now look better than Murmansk,Sorry Stockport.

By Elephant

This would be amazing for our town . I am so proud to be from here, yet we seem to attract some bad press. Let’s hope it creates jobs and a more lucrative outcome for the town and its residents. I would love shop somewhere nice and local.

By Amy