The Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre in Rochdale has revealed its new entrance following the completion of works by integrated property services and project delivery specialist, Styles&Wood.

Styles&Wood’s projects division completed the demolition works and the construction of a new entrance and atrium, which contains six new escalators and two new lifts, as well as changes to individual store’s structures.

The project is expected to attract new retailers to the scheme and increase footfall by improving the Wheatsheaf’s connection to other retail sites in Rochdale, including the Exchange Centre and stores on Yorkshire Street.

Paul Lonsdale, operations director at Styles&Wood, said: “Our team has a solid track-record for delivering schemes in live working environments, and this development was no exception. It was an important project for both the local community and Rochdale Council, which has reinforced the centre’s presence as a prime retail location in the centre of the town.”

Debbie Hernon, manager of the Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre, said: “It’s fantastic to see that the improvement works have created a more open and inviting entrance to the Wheatsheaf Centre, enabling us to offer people a more pleasant and well connected shopping experience. The project has not only played an important role in improving the shopping area of the town centre, but it’s also hoped it will encourage wider regeneration of the area.”

Gideon Levene, head of projects at Styles&Wood added: “It’s been great to be involved in this project, working alongside Rochdale Development Agency and Rochdale Borough Council to play a part in the development of the town centre.”

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