Number One Riverside

FaulknerBrowns, Rochdale, 2013

 

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Council building to house office space, a public library and a ‘customer-facing’ service centre overlooking the opened-up River Roch

The council building houses Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council’s 1,700 employees, formerly scattered across 33 different buildings, under a single roof.

A transparent facade leads to a five-storey, top-lit central street, that opens to the building's public functions, the library, service centre, meeting and conference rooms.

The open-sided atrium, which is criss-crossed with bridges is flanked by two Allen key-shaped blocks that contain four floors of open plan office space with the council room on the second floor.

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  • Begun: Mar 2011
  • Completed: Jan 2013
  • Floor area: 17,000m2
  • Sector: Civic
  • Total cost: £42.5M
  • Procurement: Single stage design and build
  • Address: Rochdale Borough Council, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 9NP, United Kingdom

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