Posted:13th February, 2023

Heywood: big investments and big change

The Regeneration giving a huge boost to Heywood

Welcome to Hopwood Park

Looking for a new build home in Rochdale? Look no further than our new West Hopwood development in the rapidly up and coming Heywood. This area is undergoing a huge regeneration and restoration project, with investment reaching over £100m so far. We’ve investigated the masterplan for the area to bring you the full story on its redevelopment. Read on to find out why a new build home in Heywood could be perfect for you and your family.

Major investments

Along with the ongoing £100m investment, there are also plans for a further £20m of the government’s Levelling Up money earmarked for the area, which will be focused on improving the rail service. On top of this, there’s the recent opening of the new ‘Queen Elizabeth Way’ M62 link road, improving transport links between Heywood, Manchester City Centre and Leeds.

But what does all this investment mean for your new build home in Heywood?

  • More for you and your family in the area. In neighbouring Rochdale just 15 minutes away, the regeneration programme has already brought a retail and leisure complex with more improvements in the pipeline.
  • Faster connection to the city. New motorway transport links will make commuting to the city for work, or travelling socially, much easier and faster.
  • Bringing nature closer to you. Improvements to the railway services mean you can quickly get away from it all and enjoy the natural beauty nearby.

Preservation and development

Along with new developments, the existing infrastructure of Heywood is getting some love too. There are plans for further investment on into 2023, including restoration of some of the area’s most impressive and important features. For example, a £16m project to restore Rochdale Town Hall to its former Victorian Gothic glory. It’s a Grade I Listed building, widely considered to be one of the finest municipal buildings in the country. Its restoration will include renovation of the town square too, really allowing the town to show off its rich history and heritage to the max.

Developments like The Oaks in West Hopwood have sparked further exciting and essential new additions to the area. A brand-new primary school is on the cards and there’s provision for more public open space, games areas and sports pitches in the pipeline.

An investment in your future

Clearly, the area has a lot to boast about, and it’s only getting better.

With a new build home in Rochdale, you have options. You can enjoy the rapidly developing town centres, the parks and recreation space, the great schools and the historic restoration. You can get away to the country cheaply and easily; visit areas of natural beauty in the Rochdale valley and Hopwood woodlands or take a walk with the family on the network of canal paths. Or of course you can indulge everything Manchester City Centre, one of the world’s best cities just nine miles away, has to offer. With the new Queen Elizabeth Way now open, access to the rest of the region is even easier than ever.

If you’re looking for the perfect balance of a busy urban environment and quiet seclusion, look no further than a new build home in Heywood. Perfect for both families and young professionals and in an area with some of the most affordable house prices in the country. Register your interest today to find out more.