Rochdale Animal Centre is set for a new home at Hollingworth Lake as a result of partnership working between Rochdale RSPCA, Rochdale Borough Council, Link4Life, and RBH.
The centre has been located on Redcross Street in central Rochdale since September 1939, recently celebrating its 80th anniversary, and the RSPCA have been looking for the opportunity to develop a brand new up-to-date facility as well as improving opportunities for local people to visit and learn about animal welfare.
Rochdale Borough Council and Link4Life have offered the RSPCA the opportunity to move to premises at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, which will be refurbished as part of the partnership arrangements agreed. This will provide a modern facility for the Animal Centre at a more accessible location for the public, and will allow the RSPCA to further enhance its services.
To help facilitate the move, we have reached an agreement with the RSPCA to purchase the current Redcross Street site, as part of our plans to regenerate the Lower Falinge neighbourhood by delivering new, well-designed, and genuinely affordable housing in Rochdale town centre. We will bring forward plans for new homes on the RSPCA site, along with other land acquired in the area, in the near future.