£270,000 towards Buile Hill Mansion restoration

Buile Hill Mansion is set to benefit from an extra £270,000 towards its restoration.

Councillor Mike McCusker approved a contribution of £271,816.20 at the Planning and Sustainable Development meeting today (Friday 18 March).

The money has come from Section 106 contributions – which are made from developers to mitigate the impact of their development on local communities.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett has made a commitment to bring the mansion back into sustainable use.

The restored mansion will include a café bar, function room, community meeting room and public toilets on the ground floor and will host civil wedding ceremonies along with the registration of births, deaths and marriages on the upper two floors. The mansion is expected to re-open in 2024.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “The project to restore Buile Hill Mansion continues and this extra funding will go towards bringing it back to sustainable use. Overall the project is expected to cost over £5.5 million.

“The £270,000 awarded from Section 106 money will be used to fund design and feasibility work which are absolutely essential before we can progress to a planning application and procurement of the works.

“The council has been working closely with Buile Hill Mansion Association and I would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication as we work on this project. I cannot wait until works are complete and we can officially open the mansion to the public once again.”

The historic Grade II Listed mansion was built between 1825 and 1827 for Thomas Potter, the first elected Mayor of Manchester. It closed in the year 2000.

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Date published
Friday 18 March 2022

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