Ordsall Hall Museum, Salford


Salford City Council

Project Value



Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 2AD

About This Project

This Heritage Lottery funded scheme comprised the restoration of the listed building and recreation of the historic gardens. Our works were carried out in three phases. Phase 1 comprised the recreation of the former moat and tree planting and Phase 2 the installation of ducting and drainage works. Phase 3 comprised hard works and soft landscaping as follows:

  • New external drainage
  • Laying of Yorkstone paving with brick trim
  • Installation of Carved St Bees edgings
  • Laying of Resin surfaced bitmac footpaths and access roads
  • Planting of formal gardens and herb gardens.

We were delighted to receive two prestigious BALI National Landscape Awards for this project in both the 'Hard Landscaping £300,000 to £1.5 million' and the 'Restoration and Regeneration' categories. The judges praised the project and commented "The restoration work was undertaken with considerable skill particularly during the operations around the actual Museum and the need to protect the foundations. Part of the project was the re-introduction of the outline of the former moat and the establishment of the formal gardens to fully reflect the original features of the Hall. The hard paving, kerbing and timber works have been skillfully executed."
For more details about the award, please click here.

In 2012 Ordsall Hall Museum also won the prestigious North West RICS Award for Building Conservation and the Museum and Heritage Award in the Restoration category. It was then awarded the top prize for Building Conservation at the RICS National Grand Final held at the Savoy in London. For more details about this award, please click here.

Our BALI Award win was featured in the January 2013 edition of the Pro Landscaper Magazine. To view please click here.