Number One Riverside & Rochdale Leisure Centre


Public opening hours from Wednesday 13th March 2013




9am - 7.30pm  (only the library is open after 5pm)


9am - 5.30pm (only the library is open after 5pm)


9am - 5.30pm (only the library is open after 5pm)


9am - 5.30pm (only the library is open after 5pm)


9am - 5.30pm (only the library is open after 5pm)


9.30am - 5.00 pm (library only)



To Let

One commercial unit on the ground floor now available for rent.  
  • A 287.4 sq metre area, completed to a shell finish, has been earmarked for restaurant or retail use

Number One Riverside:

Rochdale’s iconic new library, customer service centre and council offices - opened its doors to the public on Wednesday 13th March. Rochdale Central Library is located on the ground floor of the new building. For more information on library opening hours click here. The public opening hours for Number One Riverside are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday - only the library is open after 5pm and on Saturdays

The coffee shop in Number One Riverside is open for you to enjoy a drink or snack - follow Bean Coffee on Twitter @BeanRochdale

This distinctive, 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 
  • Solar panels to help heat water 
  • Harvesting rainwater for flushing toilets 
  • A green roof to reduce the impact of heavy rainfall on the drainage system and increase insulation 
  • A brise soleil system to shade the building to keep it cool  
  • Utilising the building mass to create additional natural cooling 

    Rochdale Leisure Centre:

    For more information on the facilities at Rochdale Leisure Centre click here

    The new swimming pool and sports complex for Rochdale opened to the public in July 2012. 

    The £10.8 million development features an eight-lane 25 metre swimming pool and a 17 metre learner pool with moveable floor, sauna and steam rooms, two fitness suites, dance studios, a four-court sports hall and over 160 parking spaces for centre users.

    Rochdale Leisure Centre is the third new multi-million centre to be built in the borough in the last three years and is a fantastic complement to the facilities in Heywood andMiddleton
    It replaces the 1930’s Central Leisure Centre which has now been demolished to make way for the large car park for the centre and part of this site will be used for the relocation of St Andrew's Church that is itself making way for the new town centre retail and leisure development.

    For more information about the centre and other sports and leisure opportunities in the borough visit Link4Life.