An update on Abbeydale, Yarwell, and Exbury

Since 2019, our team has been supporting residents in the Abbeydale, Yarwell, and Exbury blocks in Lower Falinge to find new homes. This is in line with the proposals which we discussed with Lower Falinge residents in 2017 after extensive community consultation.

After these discussions in 2017, further conversations were then held with each individual household and then demolition notices then issued to the affected homes.

All residents in these three blocks have either already moved or are set to move in the very near future. We want to build new homes on this site as soon as possible. This means we are now preparing to demolish these blocks. This will enable us to move to the next stage of our plans to deliver the quality and mix of homes that residents in Rochdale town centre need and deserve, now and into the future. The plans reflect the feedback we received from the community in our consultation, and will help us to create a brighter, greener Lower Falinge together.

As part of the requirements for demolition, we are required to submit a notice to Rochdale Borough Council to tell them that we intend to demolish the blocks in the near future. You may have seen the notices that we have put up in the neighbourhood – these notices are part of the process.

We hope to be in a position to begin demolition early next year, and we will make sure that nearby residents are informed as soon as we are able to provide a confirmed timescale.

As always, our team is on hand to provide any support or information you require. Please contact us on or call us on Freephone 0800 027 7769 (option 7).

Community Together newsletter – Autumn 2021 edition

The autumn edition of our “Community Together” town centre newsletter is out now! The current edition includes:

  • New “green lungs” for Lower Falinge
  • The latest from the New Pioneers Programme
  • An update on fire safety work in College Bank
  • Your questions answered!

If you are a resident in College Bank or Lower Falinge, you should receive your copy through the post this week, and you can also download a PDF copy below. We have also provided a text-only version.

Community Together – May 2021 special edition

Our aim is to deliver high quality social housing in Rochdale town centre, with a better mix of types of homes for current and future local residents to support a better quality of life. This will include specialist homes for older people as well as new houses and new and refurbished apartments. We have guaranteed that all residents who need to move will be able to stay in the town centre if they wish to do so, in the same type of home with the same tenancy rights.

Residents have told us they wish to understand the timescale for future moves as part of the regeneration plans set out in 2017, and on Tuesday 18th May we provided an update to residents about the next phases of rehousing. This is in line with the Government roadmap which means we can now provide face to face support to those who need it.

In addition to writing to residents directly, we have distributed a special May 2021 edition of our Community Together newsletter with details of the next phases of rehousing. You can download a copy of this newsletter (including a text only version) below.

Job opportunities linked to our Lower Falinge new homes

A number of job opportunities are currently available linked to our new homes currently under construction in Lower Falinge

Electrical Apprentice opportunity with J&R Electrical

J&R Electrical are looking for an apprentice to join their team on site in Lower Falinge as well as their other sites.


Qualified, self-employed joiners available for work in Rochdale

One of ENGIE’s subcontractors are looking for local joiners to support the delivery of our new homes in Lower Falinge. Candidates must have:

  • Previous experience on a fast-paced construction site
  • Relevant qualifications – City & Guilds or NVQs in Carpentry and Joinery.
  • Their own full set of site 110v tools.
  • A valid CSCS card

Anyone interested can send us their CV via by March 19th 2021.