Kingsway Hotel added to SAVE Britain’s Heritage Buildings at Risk register

Date published: 09 November 2023

The Kingsway Hotel in Rochdale has become one of 18 historic buildings in Greater Manchester added to SAVE Britain’s Heritage’s Buildings at Risk register.

The buildings have all been identified by SAVE as being under threat and were identified during the research for its ‘Boom not Bust’ report.

Opened in 1938 by Rochdale & Manor Brewery Limited, the Kingsway Hotel retains many of its original 1930s interior including the revolving door, making it of “particular importance” to the heritage of Rochdale.

Sadly, the pub closed in 2018 and has been left unused since, putting it at risk of gradual decline.

Henrietta Billings, director of SAVE Britain's Heritage, said: "The bricks and mortar of these buildings hold precious stories about the local people and this region’s world-famous industrial and social history.

"Following on from our recent report “Boom not Bust” we are adding 18 threatened buildings to our SAVE Britain’s Heritage Buildings at Risk register to bring them to national attention and focus. With imagination, determination and political will, they can be part of Greater Manchester's future not just its past."

SAVE’s Buildings at Risk register is in its 34th year and exists to bring disused historic buildings of all ages which could be repurposed to national attention. There are already 16 buildings in Manchester, Oldham and Rochdale on the register.

The register is a national platform for raising awareness of neglected historic buildings and advocating their reuse as a means to ensure their survival.

SAVE is a small national charity that fights for threatened historic buildings and their sustainable reuse.

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