The Old Town Hall is a Grade II listed building. It is a landmark building in a key location in the Town Centre, at the edge of the central shopping core and within the Oldham Town Centre Conservation Area.
With its prominence and historical connections, it makes a major contribution to local identity.
The building is Council owned. It has not been used since 1980 and the subject of various development proposals since the 1990s, none of which have been implemented. The building is difficult to bring back into use owing to the nature of the building, its historic status, its physical configuration and modern market demands relating to potential uses and their floor space and operational requirements.