St Ignatius Centre, Ordsall Salford

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Current Building Condition

Below are some pictures from the property which show historic and significant dry rot outbreak and some other parts affected by wet rot.

Having stood empty for a long time with no maintenance, the property is in extremely poor condition. Parts of the attached rectory roof nearest the church tower has completely failed and fallen in and both the ground and first floor structures have been removed internally in this area due to collapse and poor condition.

Current Building Condition of Former St Ignatius Church

Areas of church and opposite side of bell tower affected by dry rot, hence structural bracing provided

Current Building Condition of Former St Ignatius Church

Back gutter to the rectory rear chimney has completely failed, causing localised collapse of the roof and significant decay to the roof frame

Current Building Condition of Former St Ignatius Church

Dry rot mycelium growth on the underside of ground floor structure, visible from within basement

Current Building Condition of Former St Ignatius Church

Brick parapet to the bell tower is quite loose and displaced

Current Building Condition of Former St Ignatius Church

Second floor rectory structure completely failed and makeshift repairs undertaken with door, around leaking roof near rear chimney

Current Building Condition of Former St Ignatius Church

Large holes in roof present in many locations, and causing significant water penetration and defects

Current Building Condition of Former St Ignatius Church

Corroded gas main pipe is visible in basement, which may be dangerous if still connected

Current Building Condition of Former St Ignatius Church

Remnants of the fruiting bodies of dry rot notes in many areas throughout the basement

Current Building Condition of Former St Ignatius Church

Areas of church and close to bell tower affected by dry rot

Save this Endangered Heritage

Former St Ignatius Church Building was named in 2009 by the Victorian Society as one of the 10 most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales. The building has also been named by Save Britain’s Heritage in their Buildings at Risk Register.

The building is a source of pride and identity and a reminder of Ordsall community’s culture and complexity. The building is an inseparable part of Ordsall community’s tangible past and can offer excellent opportunities for the community’s culture and economic future.

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Planned Activities from the Building

The project will host activities catering for all sections of the community, with strong focus on; Community-based arts, Culture, Fitness classes, Health and wellbeing sessions, Advice and counseling surgeries, Music therapy, Employability skills training, Apprenticeships and traineeships, Active citizenship, Refugee and asylum support, and adult social care.

It will also be a hub for raising the aspirations and opportunities of young people as well as provide support to reduce isolation and loneliness for older people.

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