New shopping centre road ‘marks another milestone’
ANEW road is open in Rochdale town centre as the Rochdale Riverside shopping and leisure development continues to take shape.
New Baillie Street links Penn Street with John Street, while Milton Street is closed so that contractors can prepare the ground for the two-storey Marks & Spencer store, which will anchor the £80 million development.
Drivers travelling down Penn Street are being directed left along the new road, and can then turn left or right onto John Street.
The new road opened on Friday (October 5), which is the next step in the scheme, after steelwork was erected for the six-screen cinema on the south side of the development, close to the reopened river.
Coun Allen Brett, the leader of Rochdale council, said: “The opening of this new road marks yet another milestone for this fantastic development.
“It’s great to see such rapid progress being made and the site already looks hugely different, with major changes still to come.”
For more information on the Rochdale Riverside scheme and any changes to roads and parking, visit www.rochdaletown centre.com.
●●From left, council leader Allen Brett with Andy Slater, build manager on the Rochdale Riverside site