For sale: Cleveland House

Cleveland House - outside property

For sale

Development/refurbishment/investment opportunity  


Cleveland House, 224 Eccles Old Road, Salford M6 8EJ


Building area (GIA):

  • 796.80 sqm (8,577 square feet)

Site area:

  • 0.62 acres (0.25 Hectares)

Site area - Cleveland House

Property details:

Cleveland House, Eccles Old Road, Salford

Closing date for receipt of best offers will be: by 12 noon on Friday 28 October 2022


Property details

Salford City Council is delighted to offer for sale this attractive late nineteenth century detached property occupying a prominent corner plot at the junction of Eccles Old Road and Lancaster Road.

The building is of solid brick construction with slate tile roof cover and features original single glazed timber sash windows. The building is constructed over four storeys, including the basement area, and offers a number of large individual rooms at each level.

Vehicular access to the site is via a gated driveway direct from Eccles Old Road while pedestrian access is available via Lancaster Road.

Externally, the property has ample parking around the building and an extensive garden area fronting Lancaster Road.


The property is situated on the junction at Eccles Old Road (A576) and Lancaster Road. Eccles Old Road is a main arterial route which links junction 2 of the M602 motorway and the A6 highway to Central Salford and Manchester City Centre. Lancaster Road connects a vibrant residential area of Salford to the A580 East Lancashire Road.

The property is located opposite Salford Royal Hospital and one mile from Eccles town centre, with ready access to both the M60 and M602 motorways.  Junction 2 of the M602 motorway is located half a mile to the south providing access to the regional motorway network and direct access to Manchester City Centre which is three miles to the east. The Trafford Centre regional shopping centre at junction 10 of the M60 is approximately three miles distant. The property has excellent transport links due to its proximity to the local bus network and being located within walking distance of Eccles train station which provides regular train services to Manchester and Liverpool, as well as Metrolink stops at Eccles and Ladywell for access to Salford Quays and Manchester.

St Luke’s Primary School, All Hallows High School, Buile Hill Academy and Pendleton Sixth Form are all within walking distance from the property. Buile Hill Park and De La Salle playing fields are also within close proximity to the subject property.


The property has an overall gross internal floor area of 796.80 sqm (8,577 square feet).

(Approximate measurements – prospective buyers should rely on their own measurements upon their own inspection of the premises).

The property is connected to all main services including gas, electricity, water and drainage. Services have not been tested.

Energy Performance Certificate

  • Energy Performance Certificate – D Rating


The property has most recently been used as offices and is understood to have a Class E (Office) use class, however the building is considered potentially suitable for a variety of alternative uses, subject to planning permission.

Planning enquiries can be made via email to or by post to Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5AS


Best offers are invited for the purchase of the property with a closing date for bids of 12 noon on Friday 28 October 2022.

Method of disposal

The property is to be offered by way of a 250-year lease at a peppercorn rent. Prior to the lease commencing the purchaser will be required to:

  • Secure planning consent for their proposed scheme.
  • Provide satisfactory confirmation that the Lessee has all necessary development finance in place to deliver the Agreed Scheme.
  • Provide payment of the full purchase price and any other statutory payments, including planning contributions, that may be incurred in the acquisition of the subject property.

The Lessee shall accept the demise in its condition at the date from completion of the Lease and shall satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the site for their proposed use.

Appropriate termination provision in the event of default on development obligations will be included in the lease if the proposed scheme is not completed within an agreed timescale from the date of the purchaser securing planning consent. Such provision will be subject to suitable steps in provision for funders.

The lease will contain an absolute prohibition with regards to use as a House under Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Any subsequent long-leasehold’s sold for residential uses will be required to have non-reviewable peppercorn ground rent and for the full terms granted by the council less one day.

The council may consider a longer leasehold interest for a residential proposal where Homes England grant funding is likely to be required.

Salford City Council is aiming to complete the sale/grant of lease on or before 31 March 2023.

Proposal guidance

The preference of Salford City Council as landowner is for the retention and conversion of the existing building, however consideration would be given to full redevelopment where the proposals are of demonstrably high quality and offer tangible financial and sustainability benefits.

We are particularly interested to receive proposals that respond to the council’s Great Eight priorities.

Submission requirements

In addition to confirmation of a firm financial offer bidder’s will be required to provide:

  • Comprehensive proposal details and full delivery programme
  • Evidence that sufficient funding is in place to support the purchase price offered and proposal delivery.
  • Confirm timescales for submitting a detailed planning application (if required).
  • Where possible evidence of the successful delivery of projects of a similar scale and value to that proposed.
  • Commentary as to how the proposal/delivery of the proposal will support the council’s Great Eight priorities.
  • Details of any conditionality that the offer may be subject to.

The purchaser will be required to meet the Vendor’s reasonable Surveyor and Legal fees which will both be the greater of £1,500.00 or 1.5% of the purchase price. 

The vendor reserves the right not to accept the highest or any offer that is made.

To make arrangements to view the property or request further details please contact:

Open viewings strictly by appointment only.

Closing date for receipt of the best offers in writing will be: by 12 noon on Friday 28 October 2022.

To be submitted to or

Salford City Council, Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5AS

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