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Rochdale Upperbanks

The delivery of 242 apartments and a Hampton by Hilton hotel in Rochdale town centre

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We have worked with Rochdale Development Agency on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council for another large regeneration that has seen the delivery of a Hampton by Hilton hotel and soon to be completed 242 apartments in the town centre.

Procured using the Procurement Hub framework, the Rochdale community is at the heart of the project. The scheme has engaged more than 1,300 young people in the Rochdale borough and created 390 weeks of apprenticeships. In total, 50 per cent of the project spend was invested with businesses based within 20 miles of the site.

The Hampton by Hilton hotel is being operated by one of the UK’s leading hotel management companies, Legacy Hotels & Resorts and was officially opened in September 2023. The new hotel features 146 modern rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and stylish lobby.

The delivery of 242 high-quality residential apartments is set to complete soon, and will be operated by Manchester-based Livingway.

The Upperbanks site is next to the Rochdale retail and leisure development that Willmott Dixon completed in 2020 and is now over 90 per cent let. The scheme boasts a number of major retail names, including H&M, M&S and River Island, alongside leisure operators, including Nandos, Loaded Burgers and Reel Cinema.

Councillor Danny Meredith, cabinet member for housing and regeneration at Rochdale Borough Council, said:

“Bringing a huge global name like Hampton by Hilton to Rochdale for the first time is another major step forward in our ongoing regeneration programme and demonstrates the level of high-quality development that is being created here. The hotel looks incredible and it’s a really strong addition to Rochdale’s rapidly changing town centre.
"In terms of geography, connectivity and ambition, Rochdale is perfectly positioned to use the general growth of Greater Manchester as a springboard to enhance the borough by having a full live, work, play offering.
"The council, alongside Willmott Dixon, has created a great scheme, and we can’t wait to welcome residents to the building and provide them with the full Livingway rental experience.”

Anthony Dillon, Willmott Dixon, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the North said:

“We are hugely proud to continue to play our part in shaping the future of Rochdale town centre and to be working in partnership once again with Rochdale Borough Council, Genr8 and our architect partners Leach Rhodes Walker and KKA. We are committed to delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our towns are fit for future generations. This project is built for the people of Rochdale by the people of Rochdale, and we've worked with our local supply chain partners to create sustainable employment opportunities and a lasting positive legacy in this community.
“The local pride in Rochdale Riverside and the continued level of inward investment being attracted to exciting developments such as Upperbanks, make it a blueprint for vital town centre regeneration across the UK.”


  • Latest regeneration scheme between Rochdale Borough Council and Willmott Dixon.
  • Aiming for 40% spend within 20 miles of the site, and 75% within 40 miles.




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