We were really pleased to learn that Historic England have named Rochdale town centre as one of just eight new “Heritage Action Zones” across the country.
Specialists from Historic England will work with Rochdale Council and partners to help form an action plan, with the potential for up to £500,000 in funding to help improve some of Rochdale town centre’s most important historic sites.
This is great news for Rochdale town centre, and at RBH we are proud to have been part of the Council’s successful bid, with our wider proposals for improving the quality and mix of homes in Rochdale Town Centre a key part of the bid. The bid was led by the council together with colleagues at the Co-operative College, the Co-operative Heritage Trust, Rochdale Development Agency and Link4Life as well as RBH.
If the action plan is approved, the Heritage Action Zone will begin in May 2018 and run for five years, to help regenerate the area.