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Number One Riverside

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​​​​​​​​​Visit Dippy

The Natural History Museum’s famous dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus, takes pride of place in the award-winning Number One Riverside.

He’s the superstar dinosaur which has been seen by millions of people in the Natural History Museum in London and will be with us until 12 December 2020.

Services available at Number One Riverside

​​​Number One Riverside​Number One Riverside is a multi use public building which consolidates numerous council buildings into one.

The building includes:

Training and Conference centre

Book a room at Number One Riverside in the Rochdale borough for your next meeting, IT training or conference. We have stylish conference suites, boardrooms and contemporary training rooms, with a range of facilities to suit any organisation.

Virtual tour of Number One Riverside

View Number One Riverside by taking a 360 degree tour

Accessible toilet at Number One Riverside

Coronavirus (COVID-19): in light of the current situation, this toilet isn't available. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

There's a Changing Places accessible toilet on the ground floor of Number One Riverside, as part of a suite of toilets.

Please ask for the key from Number One Riverside reception to use the toilet during the building's opening times which are listed on this page.

This accessible toilet has a:

  • Height adjustable, adult-sized, free standing bench
  • Hoist
  • Non slip floor with 12 sq. metres of floor space
  • Emergency alarm

How to find us

​Number One Riverside is close to the town centre and Rochdale Interchange, with parking in nearby council car pa​rks. Or you can plan your journey using ​public transport.

The nearest council car park is at Rochdale Town Hall and Number One Riverside is only a few minutes walk away. Find Rochdale Town Hall parking


Number One Riverside has won a number of awards and accolades which can be found on the council awards page.


Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

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Opening times

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday 9.30am - 5pm (Dippy only).
  • Bank Holidays 10am-4pm (Dippy only).​