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Vote now – time to select your favourite building

08 August 2019

The 2018 Design Award winner.

The shortlist for this year's Rochdale Borough Design Awards has been announced, and it's time for you to vote.

7 buildings or regeneration projects have been put forward by local people who nominated their favourites earlier this year and now voting is open for the 2019 'People's Design Award.'

The shortlisted projects are:

  • The conversion of the former Santander bank to Rochdale Indoor Food Hall (including Montagues café)
  • The Strand Hub, Kirkholt
  • Willows Dementia Hub, Rochdale
  • Restoration of Carnegie Library building, Castleton
  • New homes in Lower Falinge
  • Greenbooth Village, Norden
  • Residential development, Birch Hill Hospital, Wardle

View images and descriptions and place your vote now

'The very best local design projects'

Please note, you can only vote once. Voting is open until 5pm on Monday, 9 September 2019 and the winner will be announced at a special ceremony in late 2019.

Alternatively you can send your vote to Rochdale Borough Design Awards, Andrew Eadie, Rochdale Borough Council, Strategic Planning, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU.

Our Rochdale Borough Design Awards celebrate the best in new development design, focusing on the relationship between good design and building successful communities. 

Councillor Carol Wardle, our Cabinet Member for Planning, Development and Housing, said:

"These awards highlight some of the very best local design projects. This year's shortlist includes innovative examples of existing buildings being completely transformed and new schemes that have enhanced their communities.  The annual list always illustrates just how much regeneration and improvement is taking place, but now it's over to residents to decide. I wish them all good luck."

Last year the restoration of 2 semi-detached houses designed by famous local architect Edgar Wood at 51-53 Rochdale Road in Middleton won the People's Design Award.

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