The current Pentagon site was identified as a key acquisition in the comprehensive regeneration of Rochdale Town Centre and is required in order to bring forward the shopping and leisure scheme proposed by Genr8 in conjunction with Kajima. Councillor Sultan Ali, Chair of Rochdale Township Committee, commented: “This deal represents further progress with our plans to expand and improve Rochdale Town Centre. I am particularly pleased that we have been able to relocate the business elsewhere within the borough and wish the company every success in their new premises”. Pentagon will continue to operate from Rochdale and intend to relocate the business to the former Mitsubishi premises on Queensway, Rochdale. Nearly all the existing jobs at Pentagon will be safeguarded by being transferred to the Queensway premises or to nearby depots in Chadderton and Oldham. Tony Hindley of Hindley Lawrence acted on behalf of Pentagon and Keppie Massie and Rochdale Development Agency acted on behalf of the Council.