The RTB Partnership has been working on the Spinning Point development for a long time, with several lengthy consultation periods, given the size of redevelopment this project will bring to Rawtenstall.
The current bus station in Rawtenstall was built in the 1970s as was actually only meant to be temporary!
The vision for Spinning Point has always been to retain the heritage of Rawtenstall whilst creating a new and vibrant town centre which will deliver new jobs and support business growth.
Working alongside Day Architects, Lancashire County Council, local bus providers and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership the RTB Partnership have successful won £1.9m for the LEP’s Growth Fund to add to LCC’s £3.5m funding. The funding is solely for a new 8 lane bus station in Rawtenstall.
Phase 1 of the Spinning Point Development will see the demolition of the old, derelict police station, one stop shop and annex to the town hall. The original part of the town hall will remain, becoming new officer space for Together Housing. The new bus station will then be built, single storey and including retail space inside.
During the build of phase 1 we will be working on consulting with the public and partners on the next phase of the Spinning Point development which involves options around creating more retail, leisure and night-time economy opportunities.
Car parks will be relocated slightly during the new development and Rawtenstall will benefit from having more car parking spaces at the end of the development.
Click here to see a video capturing the progress so far – https://youtu.be/T5NAB0yh7Zw
Rossendale Borough Council