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Star date: 6th February 2018

GRADE II LISTED EDUCATION OFFICE BUILDING WON'T BE SOLD TO DEVELOPERS

The spectacular Grade II listed French Renaissance style Salford Education Office on Chapel Street is to be saved from developers and converted into retirement apartments by the Diocese of Salford.

"We are just at the stage of development work commencing" a spokesperson for the Diocese tells the Salford Star "...The likely timeframe for completion of the building work is two years."

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Ye Olde Nelson pub demolished  on Chapel Street Salford Old Bank Theatre Chapel Street Salford Black Horse pub Chapel Street Salford
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While all along Chapel Street buildings and plots of land are being sold to developers for unaffordable apartments, the Diocese of Salford is set to buck the trend with the redevelopment of the former Salford Education Office into retirement flats for clergy.

The Grade II listed building, designed in 1895 in the French Renaissance style, was the old headquarters of the Salford School Board but has been left empty for over 15 years, since it was vacated in 2001.

There had been fears that the spectacular building would be swallowed up by developers but the Diocese has confirmed that it is to be converted as part of a new complex linking with Salford Cathedral...

"The Diocese has not considered the sale of the building" a spokesperson told the Salford Star "Its use has always been part of the Diocese's plans. The intention is that the building will be used for retirement apartments with the potential for further Diocesan facilities at the lower ground floor.

"We are just at the stage of development work commencing" they added "The final plans will be subject to trustee approval but the likely timeframe for completion of the building work is two years away. We don't have any firmer timeframes until the plans are complete."

While the Diocese wouldn't allow the Star access into the building on health and safety grounds, the spokesperson added that "The building is generally structurally sound, further survey work is underway to identify possible hazards to the redevelopment of the building. More will be known at a later stage..."

The Salford Education Office is one of the last old buildings to still be standing and not converted for sale in Chapel Street, after the demolition of Ye Olde Nelson pub, the Black Horse pub and the old Bank Theatre.

Bob the regular wrote
at 07:48:06 on 09 February 2018
Just thinking, its a good idea, but why did they not do it years ago? The RC Church has never been short of a bob or two.

Salford Star wrote
at 07:47:13 on 09 February 2018
See wrote's comment below... Don't be so stupid. We're just sick to death of Felse et al hijacking the comments section for comments that are of no relevance to the article they are supposed to be commenting upon.

wrote
at 07:45:04 on 09 February 2018
Has The Police instructed the paper to stop comments about him? That would be highly worrying for all new wave bloggers.

Salford Star wrote
at 18:01:59 on 08 February 2018
Mystic Meg, Felse etc what the hell has all this got to do with this article - stop it now or we'll block the lot of you!

Mystic Meg wrote
at 18:00:29 on 08 February 2018
Marc, I, old Mystic Meg, suspect that you are nought but a bullshitting poodle faker, and one whose very surname should henceforth be known as Cacafuego. That's Spanish slang for "One who shits fire", AKA a relentless and tedious bore. You criticise Mr Felse, but what have you ever done You pompous pseudo Socialist you. You've done nothing, but pontificate, endlessly, to people who very quickly feel as if they are on an aeroplane and in the presence of Ted Stryker, US Air force Fighter Pilot, Retired. Michael J Felse IS A Man. You, you're a tenth of a man and a hundred percent of a bore. I, Mystic Meg hath spoken ...

Oliver wrote
at 12:09:20 on 08 February 2018
Marc the Protection Agency allows witness anominity. Also not all relocators get name changed. The link below helps explain. Sure thing I think Michael J Felse has the knowledge and experience to scrutinise any Council. He should write a 'How to Destroy the Left Wing' book. I see from the Donnygate episode he worked for the MP that then Labour left wing tried to deselect. Bet more to this Dan Brown thriller than jumps out off newspaper pages. https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/witness-protection-and-anonymity

Mystic Meg wrote
at 11:14:21 on 08 February 2018
I can't help but suspect that the commenters who are either vehemently anti Felse in their Anti-Felsian diatribes, or the ones who are mockingly pretending to be Felse are A, one and the same, and B, Labour Party activists. All that I can say, is that you shan't win, and you will not prevail. The time is coming when Michael J Felse is going to rise and rise. I truly believe, that with the right people behind him, and with the necessary finances needed to run a campaign, Mr Felse will be unstoppable. I, Mystic Meg have spoken ...

Marc wrote
at 11:14:06 on 08 February 2018
Wrote it doesnít mention felse in that article about Doncaster not in any other I can find, and if he was in police protection he wouldnít have been banging on about it, he would have different name etc etc. Donít make him out to be a hero, heís a self serving clown.

wrote
at 11:13:57 on 08 February 2018
I am sure that the police are pleased that Felsey has kept such a low profile if he is under a police witness protection plan. I thought he ran for Major of Doncaster about 8 years ago? So why or when did he leave his Doncaster?

wrote
at 15:41:16 on 07 February 2018
Mr Felse was moved from Doncaster in 2001 under the Police Witness Protection Plan following his part in bringing down the ruling Labour Council with 21 arrests including former mayors. He was Labour Constituency Secreatary giving access to the local Labour groups minutes. Felse has vowed to scrutinize all council projects wherever he end up. Read the background up at:- https://amp.theguardian.com/society/2002/mar/13/uknews

wrote
at 15:41:11 on 07 February 2018
Conspiracy theorists out to get Felsey again. Labour devistated at their membership demise in Salford. How long before they get kicked out. Their answer to funding crisis has them building more Tory appartments. Give it 10 years max. Felsey knows the game and is playing it perfectly long term.

If I was mayor wrote
at 13:17:51 on 07 February 2018
I would send Felsey back to wherever he came from and stop him jumping on nearly every article on here. Does anyone know why he left HIS Doncaster?

Felsey wrote
at 09:09:32 on 07 February 2018
Pleased as a Christian to see this excellent care retirement plan. If I was Mayor I would give the Church the £1.3millon homeless budget to head up a service integrated delivery plan bringing in the largest businesses in Salford and the University. We certainly must follow the example of the Diocese, taking action to improve care in the community.

Rachel wrote
at 07:20:53 on 07 February 2018
Brilliant idea! There are many of our clergy rapidly approaching retirement age and housing them in retirement flats here saves the diocese paying for nursing homes.

Bob the regular wrote
at 20:11:59 on 06 February 2018
It will look great with all that facade cleaned up. How long it will stay that way with all the shit from the bus traffic though is anyones guess.

Mrs Doyle, Housekeeper wrote
at 10:51:11 on 06 February 2018
Sounds like a yuppy St. Clabbert's Hospital to me!!! (See "Father Ted" Series 2, episode 9)

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