ROCHDALE TOWN HALL:HERITAGE ACTIVITY PLAN & CONSULTATIONS
This historic Grade I listed Town Hall is undergoing an exciting multi-million pound
restoration, following Rochdale Development Agency’s successful bid to the NLHF.
I worked with Carolyn Lloyd Brown to develop an exciting, achievable and engaging
heritage activity plan to support the restoration and redevelopment of the building.
A key task for me was to organise and deliver a series of consultations with local
individuals and groups to guide the development of the activities, ensuring the proposals
would attract, engage and involve local people and visitors in the restoration work,
generate new interpretive resources for when the Town Hall reopens, and build awareness,
confidence and skills in the local community.
The Borough’s population is diverse, multicultural and growing. The key to success
for the activity plan was to identify effective ways to engage young people, young
families and older residents with this extraordinary building and its heritage treasures.