About Rochdale Town Centre

Rochdale takes it's name from its position on the River Roch and is probably best known for its Co-op, the beginning of the co-operative movement, which today still includes the well known national supermarket chain. Rochdale is also well known for its textile industries including cotton.

Its magnificent Town Hall built in 1871 takes pride of place in the centre of Rochdale, its original clock tower destroyed by fire in 1883 and rebuilt in 1887 is also home to a majestic stained glass window, that was supposed to be one of Adolf Hitler's priority acquisitions should he have won the war.

The town itself has many shops, with a daily market and boasts two shopping centres with many well known stores. There are also many specialised stores surrounding on Drake Street, Yorkshire Street, Cheetham Street and The Walk. View Map

In the evening the town lights up offering many bars, restaurants and night clubs for those who wish to dance the night away.

The Borough of Rochdale’s location, the north east of Greater Manchester and straddling the transpennine M62, makes it convenient for travel in all directions.

Rochdale town centre is being transformed

Rochdale Town Centre offers an outstanding combination of strong demographics and positive market factors all located in one of the most up and coming entertainment/shopping districts in the north.

With over £400m of investment going into our town centre alone to create extended retail, leisure and hospitality offerings, improved public transport links plus so much more, we are a town centre that is transforming.

But why take our word for it, the evidence is there for all to see – these are not proposed plans or ideas on paper – in Rochdale we turn dreams into reality, you can really watch our town grow and you could be part of our exciting journey.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the town centre, please email paul@rochdalebid.co.uk.