College Bank

From the beginning, we have wanted to explore how we could make College Bank a place where people from all generations want to live and are proud to call home. We want to make sure that all our homes have the level of investment they need to keep them safe and decent for the long term.  We are keen to invest to provide a good mix of different types of housing to suit people at all stages of their life.

From our work so far, we think there are some great opportunities that our investment in College Bank could result in, such as refurbishing some homes in the neighbourhood, which would be fully modernised to provide great quality, high-rise homes in the town centre. However, as we have looked at the detail of the extent of work needed to keep high rise homes at College Bank safe and decent for the future we know that there is no prospect of finding the level of funding required across all seven blocks. That is why we have taken the decision to issue demolition notices for four of the blocks and to support people to move from these.

New development could replace demolished blocks, and we would look to make improvements for pedestrians at St Mary’s Gate; introduce more open and shared spaces; improve parking for residents and improve connections in to the town centre, making it easier to access the new shops and facilities there.

We still have a long way to go to develop the detail of the proposals for College Bank and we will do this together with the community.

Above all, we always want to ensure we are considering our existing and future residents and to support our residents to have the best opportunities.

The Vision

Supporting the wider regeneration of Rochdale with significant investment.