THE Carnegie building in Castleton, Rochdale has now been bought by a local businessman. The building is one of the most iconic buildings in the village of Castleton, and since the Rochdale Council moved the local library from the premises some years ago it has been allowed to fall into decline. This would have continued had a group called 'Friends of the Carnegie (Castleton)' not campaigned to restore it to some local use.
Tonight meeting will be held at 7pm in the local Castleton Community Centre to decide what to do next. It seems the building has been 'badly damaged' and will take some time to repair and renovate but the purchaser of the building has said that he will do it sympathetically and that he wants it to be restore to as near as possible to its original condition.