{meta} Decision - St Mary's Centre, Eccles

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I Councillor Paula Boshell, Deputy City Mayor in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve Urban Vision to progress detailed negotiations with Salford Foundation Ltd associated with the transfer of the St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s Road, Eccles by way of 125 year lease at a peppercorn rent.


The Reasons are the St Mary’s Centre is occupied by Salford Foundation Ltd who  use the property as a women’s centre.


A recent inspection has found that the roof is no longer watertight and would cost circa £50,000 to re-cover. Under the terms of the lease the Foundation is required to keep the property in no worse state of repair and condition as on the date they took occupation, this obligation does not extend to recovering the roof.


The Foundation has put forward a proposal to demolish and replace the current building on broadly the same footprint with costs to be met by the Foundation. This would be on the basis of a long term lease (125 years) at a peppercorn rent. The building would deliver a new women’s centre together with enhanced services which would benefit the Council.

Options considered and rejected were: No other options were considered.


Assessment of Risk: Low

The source of funding is: n/a


Legal Advice obtained: Yes

Financial Advice obtained: Yes

Procurement Advice obtained: n/a


Contact Officer:        Angela Martens                    Tel No: 0161 779 6077


This decision is not subject to consideration by another Assistant Mayor /Strategic Director

The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the  Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel


Signed: Councillor Paula Boshell

Deputy City Mayor

Dated: 10th June 2019





*           This decision was published on Tuesday, 11 June 2019                                             

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 18 June 2019                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.




Publication date: 10/06/2019

Date of decision: 10/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/06/2019 - Property / Regeneration Briefing

Effective from: 12/06/2019

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