Plans to reopen the historic Buile Hill Mansion have been revealed

Plans to reopen the historic Buile Hill Mansion will be unveiled to the public in December.

Proposals for the landmark mansion will bring it back to life as a community and wedding venue.

Downstairs will be a cafe in addition to community and heritage exhibition space and a banquet hall. Common meeting rooms and a flexible meeting room will be built on the first and second floors.

Salford’s Registry Office will move from the Civic Center in Swinton to the first and second floors to register births, marriages and deaths and provide a unique venue for weddings, civil partnerships, vows renewed and baby naming and citizenship and related ceremonies. celebrations.

New external ramps and an internal lift will be carefully added to allow full access to the building and a new car park on part of the depot site will serve the mansion, Buile Hill Park banquet hall and the park itself.

Salford City Council and the Buile Hill Mansion Association have worked together on plans that will be submitted for planning permission early this year. Once approved, work is expected to start at the site later in 2022.

Mayor Paul Dennett said: “I have made a commitment to put Buile Hill Mansion back into permanent use and I am delighted that we can now unveil plans to do just that.

Jenni Anne-Smith of the Buile Hill Mansion Association, which was formed in 2018 to support the mansion’s reopening, said: “We are so excited that plans are underway to restore the mansion, especially as they include all the elements. contain that the community asked for through previous consultations.”

Buile Hill Mansion was built between 1825 and 1827 for Thomas Potter, the first elected Mayor of Manchester.

You can view and comment on the proposals up to and including Friday 24 December via:

  • Thursday 9 December 2021, 2 pm to 7 pm
  • Sunday 12 December 2021, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021, 2 pm to 7 pm

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