Salford Town Hall

Bardsley appointed to Salford Town Hall conversion

Bardsley Construction has been appointed by property developer X1 Developments on a £6.7m scheme to redevelop the former Salford Town Hall and Magistrates Court into apartments.

The grade-2 listed building in Bexley Square will be converted into 125 one- and two-bed apartments. The project will also see a rooftop extension to provide further living space, a residents' gym, retail space and a Manchester office for Liverpool-based X1.

Work starts on site this month and is due for completion in August 2015.

The building was constructed in 1825, and was used as the town hall from 1835 until it became the magistrates' court in 1840. The court closed in December 2011 when all cases switched to Manchester.

This is the third contract awarded to Bardsley by X1 Developments following completion of a £4.7m 160-bed student accommodation block at Arndale House, Liverpool and an ongoing £3.45m scheme to construct a five-storey, 109-bed student development in Chapel Street, Salford.

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