New town centre apartments nearing completion

Date published: 11 January 2019

Seven brand new apartments are ready to hit the market as part of the transformation of Rochdale town centre.

The homes are part of a historic building at the junction of Drake Street and Smith Street, which also houses the Wellington gastro pub, a former private residence and coaching house dating back to the 1760s, and Marnie’s hairdressers.

The site at 2 Smith Street is in the Heritage Action Zone which is an area receiving special support from Historic England and other partners to help revive its fortunes.

Developers received a grant from Rochdale Council to support the project, which is the first private residential scheme in the town centre for a number of years.

Councillor John Blundell, cabinet member for regeneration at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “In recent weeks, we’ve approved applications for 170 new homes in Rochdale town centre, and across the borough we saw the biggest increase in new homes being built in Greater Manchester, with 799 new home completions in 2018.

“It’s great to see Millerbrook investing yet again in Rochdale and bringing more of this fine building back into use. Creating new homes to support the new retail and leisure facilities in the town centre and further regenerate the area is the focus for the next major phase of regeneration in Rochdale town centre.”

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