Over to you – time to vote for YOUR favourite building

Refurbishment of Newgate House - Tetrosyl headquarters, Rochdale

The shortlist for this year’s Rochdale Borough Design Awards sponsored by Countryside Properties has been announced, and it’s time for you to vote!

Seven buildings or regeneration projects have been put forward by local people who nominated their favourites earlier this year, and now voting is open for the 2017 ‘People’s Design Award.’

The shortlisted projects:

  • Refurbishment and extension to the ‘Bird at Birtle’, Heywood
  • River Roch re-opening, Rochdale town centre
  • Restoration of 51-53 Rochdale Road, Middleton
  • Flats at Daventry Road, Kirkholt
  • Refurbishment of Newgate House, Tetrosyl headquarters, Rochdale
  • Refurbishment of the Wellington Hotel, Rochdale
  • Houses at Longridge Drive, Heywood


To view images and descriptions and place your vote visit www.rochdale.gov.uk/designawards

You can only vote once!  The building with the most votes by the time voting closes will win. Voting is open until 5pm on Monday 11 December and the winner will be announced at a special ceremony in early 2018.

Alternatively you can send your vote to Rochdale Borough Design Awards, Andrew Eadie, Rochdale Borough Council, Strategic Planning, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU

The council’s Rochdale Borough Design Awards celebrate the best in new development design, focusing on the relationship between good design and building successful communities. 

Last year’s winner of the Peoples Design Award was Middleton Jubilee Library.

Council Leader, Richard Farnell said: “The council want to recognise building design projects and over the last eight years these awards have highlighted some of the very best. Here we have some innovative examples of existing buildings being given a new lease of life, new residential schemes that have enhanced their communities and a transformational town centre construction project.  These awards show much regeneration and improvement is taking place.  It’s another strong shortlist, but now it’s over to residents to decide. I wish good luck to them all.”

There will be two awards - the Rochdale Borough Design Award and this People’s Design Award, decided by a public vote.  


20 Nov 2017