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Independent Quarter

Oldham town centre is undergoing a renaissance – with a renewed confidence brought about by the new tram, the redevelopment of the Old Town Hall into an Odeon cinema complex – plus a state-of-the-art sports centre, hotel and theatre in the pipeline.

Yorkshire Street, the eastern end of Union Street, and the streets in-between make up Oldham’s independent quarter.

Already home to a number of strong independent and family-run businesses, it’s the area with the greatest potential to start to reinvigorate the town, to make it look, feel and work better.

The Independent Quarter is to create a place with a strong identity and distinctiveness that will:

  • Improve the town’s offer – with a great range of independent businesses and shops that complement the high street favorites nearby
  • Attract more people to the town – increasing footfall as people choose to shop, spend their leisure time and work in Oldham
  • Provide an attractive link between major developments, such as the Old Town Hall Cinema and the new Mumps Metrolink stop

You can find out more information on the Independent Quarter by contacting the Investment Team on 0161 770 2077 or e-mail

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