How to find our main council offices
Location details of 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.
- Salford Civic Centre (M27 5FJ), Unity House House and Elmstead House are also part of the complex.
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.
The city council encourages sustainable travel to its sites and is well connected by public transport and other sustainable travel choices.
Public transport in Greater Manchester
Up to date public transport service information for Greater Manchester 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.
Council offices on and around Chorley Road in Swinton are well served by public transport. During working hours bus numbers 36, 37 and 38 operating between Bolton and Manchester every ten minutes, proving 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. For more information on rail travel within the north west visit Traveline.
Getting to the Civic Centre by cycling or walking
Short stay cycle parking at the civic campus is available between Unity House and the Civic Centre reception. Longer term, covered cycle parking is available at the rear of Unity House and the rear of the Civic Centre in the ‘service area'.
If walking is an option for your visit, you may find Walkit.com useful. This is an online walking journey planner that suggests suitable routes and gives an indication of time required, distance, Co2 saved and calories burnt.
Parking for electric vehicles is available on the Civic Centre visitors car park. Two fast chargers (7.0kw) are available, with free parking up to four hours. The charge posts are part of the Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle (GMEV) scheme.
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 14, 15, and 16. Also there is no westbound/anti-clockwise exit on the M60 at junction 14 and 15.
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.
This page was last updated on 9 February 2015