How to find our main council offices
Please note: The visitor car park at Turnpike House is now a pay and display.
We have three location maps which are available to download from this website to help you plan a visit to the city council's offices:
- Salford city map (Adobe PDF format, 597kb) - showing the city boundaries, the council's principal office locations in Swinton and Eccles, and major road and rail/tram links.
- Eccles map (Adobe PDF format, 306kb) - location plus directions for Emerson House (M30 0TE), Orbit House (M30 0BL) and Turnpike House (M50 1SW) in Eccles.
- Swinton map (Adobe PDF format, 626kb) - location of our Salford Civic Centre buildings (M27 5FJ), including Unity House, Innovation House and Elmstead House. Also identifies general location of the City Highways depot.
Directions to Salford Civic Centre, Swinton
Salford Civic Centre is on Chorley Road (A6) in the centre of Swinton at its junction with Partington Lane (B5231), approximately a quarter of a mile north of the East Lancashire Road (A580) in north west Greater Manchester.
Getting to the Civic Centre from the M60 Manchester Orbital
If you are driving to the Civic Centre via the M60 motorway, eastbound (clockwise) traffic should exit at junction 13 (Worsley) and follow the A572 towards Swinton. Westbound (anti-clockwise) traffic should leave at junction 16 (Swinton) and turn left onto the A666. Please note: there is no eastbound/clockwise exit on the M60 at junction 16.
A visitor's car park is available at the front of Unity House; all visitors must obtain a ticket as soon as they arrive and display this in their windscreen.
Getting to the Civic Centre by public transport
Council offices on and around Chorley Road in Swinton are well served by public transport. During working hours bus number 36 operates between Bolton and Manchester every ten minutes and so provides links between Swinton and Little Hulton, Walkden and Salford University.
Other services that operate between Manchester and Swinton are the 32, this is the fastest route but stops on the East Lancs and so requires a ten minute walk up Partington Lane to the Civic Centre. You can also take the 12, 25, 26 and 37.
The 22 service (between Stockport and Eccles) runs about every half an hour. See below for timetable information.
Swinton Railway Station is a short walk away and provides direct services twice an hour to Wigan, Walkden, Salford, Manchester and Rochdale, plus destinations further afield.
Public transport in Greater Manchester
Up to date public transport service information for the Greater Manchester conurbation is available on the Transport for Greater Manchester website or by calling 0871 200 2233 between 7.00am and 8.00pm, Monday to Friday, and 8.00am and 8.00pm at weekends and bank holidays.
Other public transport links are provided in the 'see also' area of this page.
This page was last updated on 7 March 2013