Willmott Dixon wins £60m regeneration project in Greater Manchester, UK

WCN Editorial Team 4 Oct 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Rochdale Borough Council has appointed Willmott Dixon as contractor for a £60m regeneration project in Greater Manchester, the UK.

The project, named Upperbanks, will include delivery of 242 new apartments and a Hampton by Hilton hotel in Rochdale town centre.

It is being constructed next to the new Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure development that opened last year.

The regeneration project is a Rochdale Borough Council scheme which is being delivered by Rochdale Development Agency.

The scheme has already secured more than £20m of external funding, attracting more than £3m from the Greater Manchester's Combined Authority's Brownfield Development Fund and over £17m from the government's Future High Streets Fund.

Work on Upperbanks is scheduled to commence start next month and is expected to be completed in early 2024.

Willmott Dixon North managing director Anthony Dillon said: ‘We are hugely proud to continue to play our part in shaping the future of Rochdale town centre and to be working in partnership once again with Rochdale Borough Council, Rochdale Development Agency, Genr8 and our architect partners Leach Rhodes Walker and KKA.

“We are committed to delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our towns are fit for future generations.

“This project will be built for the people of Rochdale by the people of Rochdale, and we will work with our local supply chain partners to create sustainable employment opportunities and a lasting positive legacy in this community.”

Recently, the company commenced work on the refurbishment at the Grade II former Granada/EMD Cinema in Walthamstow, London.

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Rendering of Upperbanks in Greater Manchester, the UK. Credit: Willmott Dixon.

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