A mansion in the middle of Greater Manchester Park is set to become a stunning new wedding venue

A former mining museum will be transformed into a stunning new wedding venue. Salford councilors have approved plans which will enable the restoration of Boyle Hill Mansion in Eccles, a building which has been vacant since 2000 when the Mining Museum closed.

Plans approved by the city council’s Planning and Transport Regulatory Committee also gave the green light to demolish outbuildings at the adjacent Buile Hill depot to create a car park.




However, campaigners in a group seeking to acquire one of the outbuildings, the Buile Hill Park greenhouse, which has also been preserved and restored at a cost of £1.75 million, wanted the glass structure excluded from the demolition plan.

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They are now in talks with the landowners and the City Council about a way to preserve the 1930 building. Doug Provos, president of the Buile Hill Greenhouse Association, said the building “can be saved” in a speech to the committee.

“We believe retaining the greenhouse will not affect the plan, although the drainage arrangements may need to be reworked,” he said. The Grade II listed mansion dates back to 1825 and forms part of Buile Hill Park, bounded by Old Eccles Road and Waste Lane.

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