The Quays is Greater Manchester's unique waterfront.
The redevelopment of Salford Quays has created a world-class business, cultural and residential area of great national and regional significance. More people now work at the Quays than in its heyday as a major seaport. The area has also become a popular residential area with a regular tram service to West Salford, Altrincham and Manchester city centre. The development of MediaCityUK will continue to develop the area's vibrant economy, fantastic leisure assets and high quality residential buildings.
Key milestones such as the opening of The Lowry in 2000, with its theatres, galleries, shops, bars, restaurant and conference facilities, along with the Digital World Centre and the Lowry Outlet Mall and leisure development, have marked a major watershed in the sustainable regeneration of the area.
The Quays has established itself as a tourist destination of choice with a wealth of world-class entertainment, sporting, leisure and cultural facilities.
Future plans aim to spread the success and vitality of Salford Quays' regeneration into other parts of Salford. The creation of MediaCityUK, commercial development, the transformation of the river corridor into Irwell River Park, as well as extensive residential developments will help to create a successful business district, international tourism destination and an exciting and vibrant place to live.
- Salford Quays regeneration milestones, the story of the regeneration project (Adobe PDF format, 3.3mb)
- The Development Plan for Salford Quays, 1985, a scanned copy of the original masterplanning document (Adobe PDF format, 9.5mb)
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This page was last updated on 15 April 2013