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Rochdale eyes new era as ‘centre of manufacturing excellence’ following £23.6m Towns Fund boost

direct to your inboxRochdale is eyeing an exciting future as a ‘centre of manufacturing excellence’ after it was awarded £23.6m from the government’s Towns Fund.It is one of 45 places across the country set to benefit from a £1bn tranche of funding for ‘left behind’ areas, announced in the budget.Although just shy of the £25m bid for, it means a number of ambitious plans drawn up by the Rochdale Towns Fund board are set to go ahead.These include 700 new homes in central Rochdale as part of the regeneration of Lower Falinge, major improvement to the A58 at St Mary’s Gate and new medium-sized units at Kingsway Business Park.The cash will also ‘drive forward’ a proposal for more than 200 new homes at Central Retail Park.

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