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Industrial and commercial property to rent.

Industrial and commercial property to rent

Gig House - potential commercial property to rent

Gig House is a commercial property located within Hare Hill Park, Littleborough which we're currently considering renting.

Express your interest in renting Gig House

If you wish to rent this property, please express your interest. To express your interest:

  1. Tell us you're interested by emailing or by post to Maykee Liu, Estates and Asset Management, Rochdale Borough Council, Floor 3 Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU.
  2. When you tell us, you'll need to include:
    • Your rental offer based on either you renovating the property or us renovating the property. If your offer is based on you making the renovations, you should also include your proposed building plans.
    • What you propose to use the property for.
    • Your vision and business plan for the property.
    • Details of additional benefits you would bring to the community and to the facilities in the park.
    • Referee names and contact details
  3. Make sure we receive your interest by Friday, 12 October 2018.
Email to express your interest in renting Gig House

About Gig House

Gig House is a commercial property approximately 0.4 miles away from Littleborough Town Centre.

Gig House:

  • Is a single storey stone barn which requires refurbishment.
  • Is approximately 1,000 square feet or 93 square metres.
  • Has parking spaces to the front and to the side of the property.
  • Is close to a play area, bowling green, cricket ground and library.

Read the full particulars for Gig House, including estimated cost of refurbishments (765kb pdf)

Who we want to rent Gig House to

We're looking to rent Gig House to someone who is reliable and community driven. We won't necessarily accept the highest rental offer. We're more interested in applications which show community benefits and a use of Gig House that will complement and enhance Hare Hill Park.  

We won't consider any bids for residential conversion.

Dodgson Street Industrial Estate - new units to rent

We've built 7 brand new units on our Dodgson Street Industrial Estate.

Register your interest in renting a unit on Dodgson Street Industrial Estate

If any of our Dodgson Street Industrial Estate units listed below are available, you can register your interest in renting it.

Our units are let using tenancy-at-will agreements. This means units can become available very quickly, so you can also register your interest in a unit that's already let. If you register interest, we'll let you know if it becomes available straight away.

To register your interest:

  1. Complete the form below and email it to us at
  2. You'll need to give the name and number of the unit you're interested in.
  3. Once you've emailed your form to us, we'll get in touch with you within 7 working days to discuss next steps. 
Register your interest in an industrial unit (206kb pdf)

If you'd like to ask a question before registering your interest, you can get in touch by emailing or by calling us on 01706 927000.

About Dodgson Street Industrial Estate units

Dodgson Street Industrial Estate is an ideal location close to all the major transport links and Rochdale town centre. If you're a small business looking for dedicated business space, this could be your ideal solution.

With so few small units coming onto the market, this is a unique opportunity for sole traders and businesses that need space, but don't want to pay over the odds for units too big for their needs.

  • Sizes start at 750 square feet – ideal for small businesses and start ups.
  • Mezzanines available, so you can expand as your business grows.  
  • Easy in, easy out annual tenancy-at-will agreements.
  • Ideal location - 5 minute drive from the M62 and close to Rochdale railway station, the Metrolink network and Rochdale town centre.
  • A landlord you can trust – the units will be managed by us, the council.
Unit numberSize - square metresSize - square feetAvailabilityRent - £ per week
10104.981,130Let - not available Price on application
1169.68750Let - not availablePrice on application
1269.68750Let - not availablePrice on application
1369.68750Let - not availablePrice on application
1469.68750Let - not availablePrice on application
1569.68750Let - not availablePrice on application
16104.981,130Let - not availablePrice on application

Read what others are saying about renting with us

Mark Cryer - R&B Supplies Ltd. Mark Cryer runs R&B Supplies Ltd from his unit in the Dodgson Street Industrial Estate. His company supplies glassware, crockery and cutlery to the hospitality and catering industry, with clients including local pubs like the Flying Horse and the Healey.

He said: “I like being in a council-run unit, because the quality is really high. You know if there’s an issue that needs resolving, it will get sorted quickly and the units are inspected regularly. As it’s the council too, you know you can ring one person and they will deal with any issues, be it environmental or a highways issue or anything.

“It’s a good environment to bring my customers. It’s clean, high quality, there’s lots of free parking and the location, right in between two major junctions of the M62, is fantastic. I supply companies all over the North West, so it’s ideal for me.”

Mere Lane, Rochdale - Storage yard to let

Rochdale Borough Council invites offers for the rental of a secure surfaced storage yard at Mere Lane, Rochdale.

  • 720 square metres in area
  • Surfaced
  • Walled and gated
  • Portakabin site office
  • No services are connected but believed available in adjacent highway
  • Close to Junction 20 of the M62

Site details

Location: the site is situated near Rochdale Railway Station and Metrolink, approximately 0.5 miles south east of Rochdale town centre, in a mixed residential/commercial area of the town.
Description: the yard is enclosed by walls. Access is through double steel gates from Mere Lane. There is also a personnel gate that needs replacing/securing.
Planning: formerly a Council depot and most recently used as a minibus depot. Potential tenants with other uses in mind must make their own enquiries of the Local Authority.
Services: it is understood that all mains services are available within the locality. However, prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries of the utility companies.
Tenure: the Council is offering a guaranteed 12 month term with the possibility of a 6-month rolling extension on a licence basis.


  • Offers in excess of £5000 per year to be made in writing and sent to:

    F.A.O. Nigel MacDonald
    Estates and Asset Management
    Rochdale Borough Council
    Floor 3
    Number One Riverside
    Smith Street
    Rochdale OL16 1XU
  • In the event that multiple rental offers are received, best and final offers will be requested by a set date.
  • All offers to clearly declare the immediate availability of funding.
  • 2 trade references amd a bank reference will be required from the successful tenant.
  • The Council is not bound to accept the highest offer, or indeed any offer.
  • Immediate occupation can be granted, subject to planning and satisfactory references.
Email to express your interest in renting this property

Find out about other local business premises

​​​​​​​​We've a range of properties available in Rochdale borough.