Size: 10 acres
Services: Infrastructure, Civils, Structures, Geoenvironmental
Rochdale Riverside is a vibrant new retail and leisure development to support the wider regeneration of Rochdale Town Centre and comprises four commercial buildings to provide retail units, a cinema and a gym, with a decked car park, public realm areas and landscaping.
The site was located partially within Flood Zone 3; high probability of fluvial flooding as a result of flooding from the River Roch. The site was located in a particularly challenging location due to its proximity to the River Roch which had flooded in recent times. However, the commitment of Rochdale Council to encourage regeneration of the area combined with the developer’s vision (and us as Flood Risk advisor) enabled a co-ordinated approach bring the vibrant plans to life.
Introduction of off-site flood compensation measures enabled the prime town centre location be fully utilised by new retail and leisure uses which once completed would be reduced to a low to medium risk of future flooding.