The council is working hard to make Rochdale town centre a better place for shoppers, visitors and businesses. We're in the middle of a £250 million regeneration programme that has already brought improvements like a new transport interchange, the Number One Riverside building and the award-winning Revealing the Roch project.
One of the final projects will be the completion of the new Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure complex, which will contain new Marks and Spencer and Next stores, as well as a six-screen cinema operated by Reel.
The borough has benefitted from unprecedented levels of investment in recent years, with money from the council, private sector and organisations like the Heritage Lottery Fund and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) helping to improve a number of areas.
In Middleton our Townscape Heritage Initiative has seen the restoration of a number of buildings created by the late Arts and Crafts architect Edgar Wood, while the planned redevelopment of Warwick Mill is expected to bring £50 million into the local economy.