Plans to reopen the historic Buile Hill Mansion will be unveiled to the public in December.
Proposals for the listed mansion will bring it back to life as a community and a wedding venue.
Downstairs, a café will sit next to community and cultural heritage showrooms and a function room. Upstairs on the first and second floor will be communal meeting rooms and a flexible meeting room.
The Salford Registry Office will move from the Civic Center in Swinton to the first and second floors to record births, marriages and deaths and provide a unique venue for weddings, civil partnerships, renewal of vows and baby naming and citizenship ceremonies and associated festivities.
New exterior ramps and an internal elevator will be added sensitively to make the building fully accessible, and a new parking lot on part of the depot will serve the mansion, the Buile Hill Park banquet suite and the park itself.
Salford City Council and the Buile Hill Mansion Association have worked together on the plans, which will proceed to building permits early in the year. Once approved, work is expected to begin on-site later in 2022.
City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “I pledged to bring the Buile Hill Mansion back to sustainable use, and I’m glad 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 reopening of the mansion, said: “We are so excited that plans are underway to restore the mansion, especially as they include all the elements the community asked for it 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 no later than Friday 24 December via:
- Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 14.00 to 19.00
- Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 14.00 to 19.00