Revealing the Roch

Donald Insall Associates has been acting as Heritage Conservation Architect for the project, assisting with the repair of the bridges by specifying repairs to the
surviving upstream and downstream arches and facings as well as designing new parapets at street level. Matching grit-stone masonry was obtained from
a nearby quarry, a likely source of the original bridge materials. This was then hand dressed to match the existing. The upstream and downstream cut-water
piers were designed in matching stone and are being shaped to minimise the effects of the fast-flowing river on the bridge itself.

Client
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Awards

  • North West Regional Construction Awards (2016)
  • RTPI Award for Excellence in planning for the Natural Environement (2016)
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