20.10.2017

Refurbished Heaton Hall proposed to reopen as top wedding venue

With the fourth phase of refurbishment and repair works at Heaton Hall procured via the NWCH Low Value framework coming to a close, Manchester City Council is seeking a partner to invest in and manage The Orangery at Heaton Hall.

The council’s vision for The Orangery, which closed in 2011, is to see it once more become a venue for events such as weddings and conferences.

Phase four works, undertaken by Conlon Construction on the Grade 1 listed building have included:

  • Redecoration of the external rendered areas of the Hall
  • Renewal of roof covering to Orangery.
  • Renewal and redesign of roof drainage system.
  • Joinery repairs to windows and doors on south and east elevations
  • Relaying of stone steps and paths as necessary to remove trip hazards
  • Creation of level access between proposed event space and gardens
  • Internal strip out of the Orangery, fixtures, fittings and finishes
  • Security system upgrade

In the coming weeks, the damaged render on The Orangery’s north facade and the two loggias on the south side will be repaired using materials that match the original structure.

Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Luthfur Rahman, said: “We have one of the top wedding venues in the region in Heaton Hall, and it being closed for several years has been a tragedy for the many would be bride and grooms who would have loved to have their special day in the beautiful surrounds of the Hall.

“After much hard work to bring life back into Heaton, it is with great excitement that we can begin to prepare for the future of The Orangery and welcome wedding parties back for the first time in more than six years.”

He added: “This is an incredibly special opportunity, and we would love to hear from you if you believe you can make dreams a reality at Heaton Hall.”

A formal tender process for a partner will start in Spring 2018.

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