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  • £20M

    predicted local spend

  • 2020


  • £39M

    project value

Town centre regeneration in Rochdale


  • 200,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space
  • Landmark regeneration for Rochdale
  • Encouraging new inward investment

Our team of mixed-use construction specialists are building Rochdale Riverside, one of the town's most important schemes in a generation.

Developed by a joint venture of Genr8 and Kajima in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council, it will include 200,000 square foot of retail and leisure accommodation in the town centre, including a six-screen cinema, which will sit above the retail units. It is very similar to the scheme in Beverley, Yorkshire.

The development, with a central pedestrian street a key feature, will transform the retail and entertainment offering in the town and encourage further inward investment.

Rochdale Riverside.jpg

Focus on the local pound

As with all Willmott Dixon projects, our team will focus on using local companies wherever possible to deliver the project and expects to spend over £20 million directly with companies over the Greater Manchester area including groundwork, steelwork, roofing and cladding.

As part of that process, we will host a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event which will give local companies an opportunity to find out more about the work packages.

Rochdale Riverside street scene mid.jpg

Our team in the North West, based in nearby Oldham, will work with architect TP Bennett to deliver the scheme by summer 2020.

It’s the latest in a series of similar developments we have built in recent years that have transformed towns and cities, including Beverley, Keynsham, Cardiff, Lincoln, Romford, Woolwich and Redcar, with the Keynsham development named 'Best of the Best' at 2015 BCO National Awards.

Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North West:

“We are delighted to have been appointed for this flagship project which will be a fantastic new addition for the town as well as a catalyst to encourage new inward investment. We'll also support the local economy by using businesses from the area whenever possible during the build programme; we want to leave a lasting legacy that all can be proud of.”