Rochdale’s thriving business scene and regeneration projects are in the running for three top regional awards.

Triple bill! Rochdale is in the running for three business awards

The town centre’s transport interchange, the new shopping and leisure development, Rochdale Riverside, and Rochdale-based Casey Group, are all shortlisted for accolades at the North West Property Awards.


This year the awards mark their 20th anniversary and are organised by the trade publication, Insider, and recognised excellence in the profession.

The £80m funding deal which was struck by the council, Genr8 Developments and Kajima, with M&G Real Estate to ensure the Rochdale Riverside development, which has been shortlisted for a property deal of the year.

The contract will see the council pay M&G an annual sum over a 35 year period, funded from the rental income gained from the scheme’s residents.

The council will then have the opportunity of having the ownership of Rochdale Riverside shifted back to them at the end of the 35-year-period.

Artists impression of Rochdale Retail and Leisure Complex.

Local construction firm, Casey, has also been shortlisted in the contractor of the year category.

This year the family-owned company, celebrates its 50th anniversary, delivering construction and development projects across a diverse range of sectors including housing, care, commercial/ industrial, education and civil engineering/infrastructure.

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It was recently granted a place on Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Developer Contractor Framework helping to promote inward investment and regeneration by bringing forward council-owned sites for residential and commercial development.

The new transport interchange, part of Rochdale town centre’s £250m regeneration programme, is vying for the North West building of the decade people’s choice award, a particular category created in collaboration with the BBC.

Rochdale Transport Interchange David Smith May 14 (18)

John Searle, Director of Economy at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “With thriving business parks, like Kingsway, excellent business success stories like Casey and a multi-million-pound town centre regeneration programme, Rochdale is a real serious player in the business and investment world.

All this translates into more money for our borough and more jobs for our residents.

“We’re especially proud that our borough features so heavily in this shortlist and we’ve got everything crossed for success on the night.”

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Manchester on Thursday 17 May.

For more information about this story, contact Rochdale Borough Council’s media team on 01706 926002 or


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