Wilmott Dixon sponsor Rochdale’s Street Eat feast

EXCITED: Paul Ambrose and Jayne May from Rochdale Town Centre Management (centre) with Latifah McIntosh and Danielle Whitworth from Willmott Dixon, new sponsors of Street Eat.

Building and construction company Wilmot Dixon are supporting this month’s Street Eat festival, which returns to Rochdale Town Hall Square on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May.

The company, which is developing the new £80 million Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure scheme in the town centre have signed up to sponsor the event.

Thousands flocked to the first one last year – and hungry foodies are set for another Bank Holiday treat with lots to eat, drink and free entertainment, bringing together the town’s best food and drink establishments. 

Tasty food from restaurant chefs will be served over the Bank Holiday Weekend, with dozens of mouth-watering dishes at £3 each, including Spanish, Italian, English, Chinese, American and more.  There will also be activities and rides for the children, a bar for the adults and live entertainment for everyone throughout both days which will be hosted by Revolution 96.2. 

Latifah McIntosh, from Wilmott Dixon, said: “We’ve heard great things about Street Eat and we’re excited to be supporting the event this year which showcases some of the excellent restaurants and bars in the town centre. Enjoying tasty food, drinks and live music in the sunshine sounds like the perfect way to spend a Bank Holiday weekend! We’re proud to be supporting an event so close to the Rochdale Riverside construction site and Street Eat will provide us with a wonderful platform to raise awareness of our work here in Rochdale town centre.”

Wilmott Dixon started work on Rochdale Riverside last month. The new development will feature 200,000 square foot of retail and leisure space, including a six-screen cinema above the retail units. The development, with a central pedestrian street, will transform the retail and entertainment offer in Rochdale. Boots, JD Sports, Marks and Spencer and River Island have signed agreements to take space in the development, which is already more than 60 per cent let.

Paul Ambrose from Rochdale Town Centre Management, which is organising Street Eat with support from Rochdale Borough Council, added: “It’s great to see this popular family event will be back for its second year to bring people together through food and drink and to celebrate Rochdale’s town centre eateries.  I am very pleased to welcome Wilmott Dixon as sponsor for the first time.”

Street food traders will be selling an array of delicious food alongside a bar and live entertainment. Traders include: La Mancha, Cocka Doodle Moo, The Clock Tower Dining Room, Vicolo de Vino, The Flying Horse Hotel, Caffe Grande Abaco and more. Admission is free.  

For more on the line-up visit www.rochdale.gov.uk/events and search #StreetEatRoch on Twitter.


30 Apr 2018