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11th hour reprieve for the Sale Hotel

A Building Preservation Notice has been place on the threatened Sale Hotel in Greater Manchester. The last minute decision was taken by Trafford council after a demolition contractor put up barriers around the building and cut off essential services.

It's reported that contrary to an earlier decision, English Heritage is now minded to recommend the distinctive 1878 hotel for listing.

'We are delighted by Trafford Council's decision to impose a Building Preservation Notice on the Sale Hotel,' said Kristian Kaminski, Conservation Adviser for the Victorian Society. 'It is a great example of a local authority using its powers to preserve its heritage.

'We hope that ministers will listen to the revised advice from English Heritage and list this interesting and important building'.

The Sale Hotel was built in 1878 as part of the Sale Botanical gardens. The gardens, which included a ballroom, lake, cycle track and grass tennis courts closed in 1896. The Edwardian houses which surround the hotel were built on the former gardens.

Moves to demolish the hotel have prompted an active local campaign, backed by The Victorian Society


Wednesday 12 August, 2009

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