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Buille Hill Mansion, Buille Hill Park, Eccles Old Road, Salford

Property summary
Region: Salford
Property Type: Other
Floor Area Sq Ft: 1,000 plus

Investment summary

Property details

Buile Hill Mansion is a Grade II Listed Building built between 1825 – 1827designed by Sir Charles Barry for Sir Thomas Potter; the first Mayor of Manchester. It stands in Buile Hill Park, Eccles Old Road, Salford. The Park is included on English Heritage’s Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

The mansion formerly served as Salford Natural History Museum and latterly, until its closure, as the Lancashire Mining Museum

The mansion is vacant and in need of refurbishment. Salford City Council is seeking a purchaser able to return it to a viable and sustainable use. Proposals that encourage public access are desirable.

The property suits a range of uses including hotel and hospitality, education, offices and care facilities. Due regard should be given to planning policies, location, heritage value and the Listed status of the park and mansion.

It is recognised that viable proposals are likely to require the extension of the Mansion, The adjacent former parks depot, comprising a range of redundant 19th century and later brick buildings, is also available, in whole or part.


3.35 Acres (1.39 hectares)

Planning History

Planning and Listed Building consent for a hotel, including substantial extension, was granted in respect of the Mansion and adjacent land in 2008. The consent was extended for a further 3 years in 2011. Please see: (enter “Buile Hill” in the search field).


Interested parties are strongly urged to seek planning advice from Salford City Council’s Development Control Service at:

Urban Vision Partnership Ltd, Emerson House, Albert Street, Eccles, M30 0TE or e-mail

Information regarding the listed status of the Mansion and of the Park is available at:


A 250-years long-leasehold, at a fixed nominal rent, is offered for sale by premium payment.

Disposal Criteria

Any project should minimise disruption to the operation of the  Park and be completed to a high standard and within mutually agreed timescales. A 4 months exclusivity period will be granted to the successful bidder to satisfy themselves and the Council of the viability and feasibility of their proposals. If terms are  agreed, an agreement for lease will be granted. Timescales will be set fro planning and listed building applications; for achieving planning and listed building permissions, and to  commence and complete a development. The lease will be completed on practical completion of the development.

Written expressions of interest by12:00 noon on Friday 26th August 2016 to include:

  • Indicative proposals, including sketch plans
  • Evidence of the bidder’s understanding of  planning issues involved.
  • Evidence of the bidder’s experience of development and the target market.
  • An outline financial viability and feasibility report in respect their proposals.
  • Proposed financial arrangement and evidence of availability of access to development and purchase finance.
  • Information regarding the financial standing of the bidder(s), including 3 years’ accounts.
  • Outline project programme, showing major milestones and timeline.
  • Additional conditions required by the developer.


To arrange a viewing or for further information, including copy archive building plans, please contact:

Mark Dauncey

Tel: 0161 779 6091.