Work on grade I listed building to finish in 2023

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Heritage specialist Donald Insall Associates has been appointed lead architect on a £16m scheme to redevelop grade I-listed Rochdale town hall.

The project, due for completion in 2023, will restore the building’s many historic features, including a magna carta mural and ceiling panels in the great hall and its extensive stained glass windows.

Others working on the scheme include QS Frank Whittle Partnership, building services engineer Max Fordham, structural engineer Price & Myers and landscape architect Gillespies.

The old library on the first floor, which was more recently used as office space, will also be restored and re-opened for community use.

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