Simon Malam + Emma Birkett (GROUPED)
Do heritage properties help or hinder efforts to revitalise a community? Simon Malam and Emma Birkett discuss. Credit: Donald Insall Associates and Rochdale Development Agency

PODCAST | Is heritage the enemy of regeneration?

Julia Hatmaker

Do heritage properties help or hinder efforts to revitalise a community? In the latest Place North West podcast, we zoom in on Rochdale to see how history is shaping the future.

Listen to podcast

Rochdale Development Agency heritage director Emma Birkett and Donald Insall Associates director Simon Malam share how they’re tackling the challenges of heritage-led regeneration and the rewards such projects bring.

Topics covered in this podcast:

  • Civic identity
  • Unlocking regeneration sites
  • Sustainability
  • Accessibility
  • Assembling the right team

This episode was sponsored by Rochdale Development Agency, which drives investment, economic development and regeneration in Rochdale and the surrounding areas. Current major RDA projects include Upperbanks, the Rochdale Rail Corridor and the Heritage Action Zone. For more information, visit investinrochdale.co.uk.

RDA Logo RGB Colour

More on Rochdale developments:

Your Comments

Read our comments policy here