Consultation on new Station Square for Rochdale

Date published: 28 July 2022

The council is seeking views on plans to transform the area between Rochdale railway station and the town centre.

The council has sought funding to create a new Station Square that would be a more welcoming space for those arriving in the town.

One of the main aims is to make it easier for people to move around the area, including those walking and cycling, so that the connections between the station and the town centre are improved.

The new square could feature pick-up and drop-off points at the station for vehicles and new trees and other enhancements.

In addition, lighting will be improved to give a sense of the area being a special place to be enjoyed.

At the same time the design will be respectful to the heritage of the area and of the local community.

Consultation open days are being held  at the Fireground, the fire service museum in Maclure Road, on Thursday 28 July and Tuesday 2 August, 10am to 5pm.

Alternatively, views can be given online via

Councillor John Blundell, cabinet member for economy and regeneration, said: “The plans we have to create a new Station Square demonstrate the desire we have to continue to develop Rochdale into a welcoming place to work and live.

“The square will transform the area and open it up to give a new sense of pride in the area while also making it functional for all.

“Residents views are welcomed on this project as we want to make it inclusive as possible.”

If you are unable to attend either of the open days, the council is still keen to hear your thoughts on how to develop Station Square. Please visit to see the consultation.

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