Building Name

Salford Infectious Diseases Hospital (Ladywell Sanatorium)

1888 - 1891
Eccles New Road
Weaste, Salford
GMCA, England
New Build
Robert Neill and Sons

Maxwell and Tuke and Messrs E & J Hewitt to be appointed (joint) architects for a new fever hospital on land at Bolton Lodge, Eccles New Road. [Manchester Guardian 30 January 1888 page 6]

THE NEW INFECTIOUS DISEASES HOSPITAL FOR SALFORD - At a meeting of the Health Committee of the Salford Corporation eld last evening, plans of the intended new hospital for the treatment of infectious diseases were approved. The plans have been prepared by Mr Tuke (Messrs Tuke and Maxwell) of this city. Tenders will forthwith be invited for the erection of the building on what is known as the Ladywell site. [Manchester Guardian 4 December 1889 page 8]

SALFORD. The Town Council have adopted plans for a new infectious hospital, to be built on a plot of land, about 13 acres in extent, situated at the extreme south-west corner of the borough, between the Eccles New-road and the river Irwell. The chief feature of the buildings will be three pavilions, in which provision will be made in six "acute wards" and six "convalescent wards" for 144 beds. At the south end of the convalescent wards there will be inclosed balconies, from which a fine view of Trafford Park will be obtained. The corridors between the wards are to be unusually wide, and they will be divided from the wards by plate-glass partitions, so as to permit friends to see the patients without danger of infection. There will be two isolation blocks, which will contain provision for 40 patients, bringing up the total accommodation to 184. The administrative departments, as planned, will be sufficiently large to provide for 48 additional patients, without any extension. The total cost is estimated at £50,000. The plans have been prepared Messrs. Maxwell and Tuke and Messrs. E. and F. Hewitt, of Manchester, and the work will be carried out under their superintendence as joint architects. [Building News 17 January 1890 page 118].

Reference    Manchester Guardian 30 January 1888 page 6 - Salford Town Council
Reference    Manchester City News 4 February 1888 Page 6 Col 5
Reference    Manchester Guardian 4 December 1889 page 8 - plans approved
Reference    British Architect 31 January 1890 Page x (Contracts)
Reference    British Architect 7 February 1890 Page 112 with notes
Reference    British Architect 21 March 1890 Page ix (Tenders)
Reference    Building News 17 January 1890 page 118
Reference    Manchester Guardian 23 May 1890 page 3 – foundation stone