Number One Riverside

Number One Riverside is a multi-use public building in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. It incorporates Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council civic offices and customer service centre, Rochdale Central Library as well as conference facilities for community use and office space for third parties.[1] The publicly accessible ground floor has restaurant and café spaces overlooking the River Roch. It was designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects[2] and opened to the public in March 2013.

Number One Riverside
Number One Riverside, under construction.jpg
Number One Riverside
General information
Typegovernment offices, library
LocationRochdale, United Kingdom
Design and construction
ArchitectFaulknerBrowns Architects
Structural engineerCurtins Consulting
Main contractorSir Robert McAlpine

The contemporary building has been designed to be energy efficient and incorporates renewable and low carbon technology including a biomass boiler, photo voltaic panels to generate electricity and solar panels to help heat water. Its green roof is designed to harvest rainwater and provide insulation.

It replaces the municipal offices (known locally as 'The Black Box'), which were demolished in 2014 along with the bus station and multi-storey car park to make way for the new Town Centre East retail and leisure development.[3]



  1. ^ "Number One Riverside". Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  2. ^ "Number One Riverside". FaulknerBrownsArchitects. Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  3. ^ "Rochdale Town Centre Demolitions". 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-08-20.

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Coordinates: 53°37′01″N 2°09′13″W / 53.617°N 2.1537°W / 53.617; -2.1537