Rochdale and Russells partner with Place North West for MIPIM

Feb 10, 2023

Promoting the shovel-ready HPARK project to investors will be a key mission for the Rochdale Development Agency and developer Russells. Place North West will help the two amplify HPARK and other key developments in Rochdale at the international property conference in March.

RDA, a Rochdale Council-controlled company, and Russells have partnered together to deliver HPARK, which offers 1.4m sq ft of industrial and distribution space on 120 acres in Heywood.

“We’re looking forward to showcasing HPARK to the international market at MIPIM alongside our partners at the Rochdale Development Agency,” said Andrew Russell, managing director of Russells.

“The partnership has been instrumental in getting HPARK to this shovel-ready position and helping to deliver the new link road which serves the development, and we will continue working closely to ensure the development delivers on its ambition to attract new investment into the borough and provide thousands of new jobs,” he continued.

Attracting new investment is where Place North West comes in.

Russell continued: “Place provides an opportunity to speak directly to the regional, national, and international property community.

“Place can help raise awareness of the development with representatives of global businesses looking for the best-connected site in the North, and demonstrate the scheme to regional operators wanting to relocate to a bespoke state-of-the-art facility where sustainability and employee wellbeing are high on the agenda.”

Paul Ormerod, chair of the Rochdale Development Agency, added: “We have come together with Russells to partner with Place North West to show that we are a destination that has aspirations and vision, but most importantly that we deliver.”

Ormerod also described the importance of RDA’s projects with Russells, including the new South Heywood link road.

“This project and HPARK are fundamental to realising thousands of new, highly skilled, and highly paid positions in Heywood, Middleton, and across Rochdale Borough,” he said.

Both Ormerod and Russell will personally be attending MIPIM to help spread the message about the investment opportunities available in the borough.

In addition to Russells and RDA, Place North West is also working at MIPIM with Wigan Council, Salford City Council, JMW Solicitors, Marketing Manchester, Shoosmiths, Lexington, P4 Planning. Morgan Sindall Construction, Wardell Armstrong, Reich Insurance, Together, Civic Engineers, Luma Marketing, Eden Planning, and Savills.

“We are extremely pleased to have Rochdale, one of the most active boroughs of Greater Manchester, and their fabulous development partners Russells agree to work with Place North Westfor MIPIM 2023,” said Place commercial director Dino Moutsopoulos.

“There is a lot actually happening on the ground in Rochdale, schemes, sites, and developments that investors and tenants can get involved with right now,” he continued.

“We look forward to shining a light on current opportunities in Rochdale whilst also promoting the next stages of growth for the town and its surrounding areas.”

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