In Leisure, Manchester, Mixed-Use Regeneration, Retail & Town Centres

The Manchester office of DPP has submitted a detailed planning application for a new mixed-use retail and leisure development in Rochdale town centre.

DPP is acting for Genr8 Developments on its £60 million Rochdale Riverside development that will deliver around 18,580 sq m of retail and leisure floor space for 24 units, including a new Marks & Spencer anchor store as well as a Next outlet. Phase 1 will also include a new 6-screen cinema operated by Reel Cinemas while Phase 2 of the development will see additional commercial and office space, 100 residential apartments and a hotel.

Rochdale Riverside is a key element in the town centre’s £250m regeneration programme, which has already seen the re-opening of the River Roch and construction of Rochdale Borough Council’s award-winning customer service centre, library and office building, Number One Riverside.

“Rochdale Riverside is an exciting project to work on and a vital part of the town’s regeneration,“ says John Francis, Director at DPP’s Manchester office.  “As well as working with Genr8 and the scheme’s designers TP Bennett Architects, DPP has provided strategic planning advice and support, including the preparation of an environmental statement.”

Phase 1 of the scheme is expected to generate over 1,000 new jobs and deliver a £17m boost to the local economy. Rochdale Riverside is being delivered jointly by Genr8 Developments and Kajima in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council, with a decision on the planning application expected in the New Year.

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