Here’s a few of our frequently asked questions, if you have a question that isn’t answered here then feel free to get in touch with us via the contact page.
Our vision is to transform the vacant Central Retail Park into a vibrant new community.
We’re proposing to create over 200 new homes for rent with a mix of one to five bed houses and apartments. This is the first place where we’ll be delivering our new Neighbourhood concept, which is designed to breathe new life into town centres and will offer stunning design-led homes with beautiful architecture that are a challenge to outdated and uninspiring housing.
We’re also planning an artisan food hall for drinking and dining, full of local independents, a flexible communal space for leisure and event uses, and lots of green outdoor public space, with a linear park, running track and outdoor pavilion, and a wide range of community amenities.
We’re looking to bridge the gap between urban and suburban living, opening up Rochdale Neighbourhood for everyone to enjoy and attracting people from across the region to visit and live in Rochdale town centre.
The site is the former Central Retail Park site, which has been vacant for nearly a decade and was previously occupied by Wynsors, Focus and MFI.
It’s in a really sustainable location: a short walk from the town centre, the Metrolink and Rochdale’s main railway station, with six trains an hour into Manchester city centre, which is just 15 minutes away. This makes it an ideal location to create a thriving new community and offer sustainable public transport links to get around the city region.
The redevelopment of the Central Retail Park site is part of the wider £400m regeneration of Rochdale town centre and the council’s rail strategy, which seeks to create 7,000 new homes around the borough’s five railway stations.
Our proposals will help drive forward the council’s ambitious vision for regenerating the town centre, creating a new community and destination for all to enjoy.
After using the feedback from the public consultation to help shape the plans, we hope to submit a planning application to Rochdale Borough Council in the summer. If this is approved, we expect construction to take around two and a half years.
Our consultation closed on Friday 4th June 2021 but there are lots of ways that you can get in touch to ask any questions or let us know what you think about the plans: