Salford Civic Centre

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Salford Civic Centre
Swinton Town Hall.jpg
Salford Civic Centre
Former names Swinton and Pendlebury Town Hall
General information
Architectural style Neo-Classical
Location Swinton, City of Salford
Coordinates 53°30′40″N 2°20′23″W / 53.5111°N 2.3398°W / 53.5111; -2.3398Coordinates: 53°30′40″N 2°20′23″W / 53.5111°N 2.3398°W / 53.5111; -2.3398
Construction started 17 October 1936
Completed 1938
Cost £80,000
Owner Salford City Council
Height 125 feet
Design and construction
Architect Percy Thomas and Ernest Prestwich

Salford Civic Centre (formerly Swinton and Pendlebury Town Hall) is located in Swinton in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester, England. It is the location of the council chamber and committee rooms, as well as being the administrative headquarters of Salford City Council.[1]

Design and construction[edit]

The new town hall for the Borough of Swinton and Pendlebury was designed by architects Percy Thomas and Ernest Prestwich, after they had won a national design competition. The foundation stone was laid on 17 October 1936 and the town hall was opened in 1938. The total cost including landscaping was £80,000.[1] Percy Thomas was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Gold Medal in 1939.[2]

The building is described as neo-classical in style. Its most striking feature is the clock tower, 125 feet (38m) in height, with clock faces on each side, 9 feet (2.7m) in diameter.[1]

To cope with increased administration requirements a new computer centre was built next to the town hall. It was completed in July 1973, costing £122,000. The architects were Cruickshank and Sewards.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Salford Civic Centre, Salford City Council webpages, last updated 16 July 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-13.
  2. ^ RIBA website RIBA Gold Medallists 1848-2008 (viewed 2011-11-13)

External links[edit]

Salford Civic Centre