Rochdale Town Hall

Rochdale Town Hall is a striking piece of Grade I-listed civic architecture, widely considered to be amongst the most important municipal buildings in the UK.

Designed by William Crossland in Gothic Revival style, and completed in 1871, it was described by architecture historian Nicholas Pevsner as having a ‘rare, picturesque beauty’. Lavishly decorated inside and out, the building features the work of the leading decorative artists of the time including William Morris and some of the finest stained glass of the period.

Price & Myers has been working with architects Donald Insall Associates to make this magnificent building fit for the 21st century. As well as extensive conservation and repair of the façade and interiors, the project involves improved access by way of three new lifts, a new staircase and the careful incorporation of new mechanical and electrical services throughout the listed fabric. As well as improved facilities for staff and visitors, the project has also removed some of the insensitive 20th century additions.

Project Information


Rochdale Development Agency


Donald Insall Associates




James Newton