College Bank Concierge Closed

To protect the health and safety of residents and RBH employees, the concierge office at College Bank is now closed.

We have agreed with Rochdale Council that parking permits which are due to expire at the end of March will be valid for three further months until 30th June 2020.

For any other concierge enquiries, please use the concierge call points which are located at the entrance to each block. For general RBH enquiries you can call us on Freephone 0800 027 7769 or e-mail customerexperience@rbh.org.uk. To contact the regeneration team you can also email their dedicated inbox at towncentre.regen@rbh.org.uk.

 

College Bank and Lower Falinge Drop-Ins Cancelled Until Further Notice

Our top priority during the coronavirus outbreak is the health and safety of our tenants and employees. For this reason, we have reluctantly decided to cancel our drop-in sessions at College Bank and Lower Falinge until further notice.

We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. You can still contact our team by e-mail on towncentre.regen@rbh.org.uk or by phone on Freephone 0800 027 7769.

RBH makes College Bank offer to Rochdale Councillors

A motion has been tabled by two Councillors to be debated at full Rochdale Council meeting next week about the future of College Bank.

We have been working with senior Council officers since 2016 on investment costs and options for College Bank. If the Council believes that it can find an investment solution that will give the blocks a long-term life, providing safe and secure homes fit for the 21st century, then we would happily agree to the Council taking on responsibility for funding and delivering this.

To help the Council with this decision, we will continue to share information including our latest independent professional cost estimates, which indicate a total refurbishment bill for the seven blocks of £93 million.

In the meantime, we will continue to progress our long-term regeneration proposals, which aim to transform the quality, mix, and choice of homes in central Rochdale, increase the overall supply of homes, and support the wider regeneration of the town centre. We will continue to provide dedicated support to all those affected, enabling them to move to homes that support a better quality of life.

The motion tabled unfortunately contains a number of inaccuracies and misunderstandings. It also seeks to commit RBH to doing things that we are already doing. We would be happy to sit down with any Councillor to answer any questions they might have, and we will shortly be arranging a further briefing for elected members to discuss how our proposals have developed.

The Residents’ Deal: our RBH town centre commitments

This weekend RBH and tenant representatives from College Bank and Lower Falinge signed off RBH’s commitments as part of our Residents’ Deal. The commitments outline what residents can expect from RBH as we work together with the local community to deliver our regeneration plans. We have produced a short leaflet outlining these commitments and also how we are working together to meet those promises.

A big thank you to all the local residents who worked with us to create these commitments. 138 local people responded to our digital survey, in addition to 35 face-to-face conversations. We also worked with two local groups of tenants to review the survey results and with a group of six residents to create the recommendations.