Salford is a city where innovation, leadership and partnership working are contributing significantly to the increased economic vitality, growth and competitiveness of Greater Manchester and the region as a whole. Part of the Northern Powerhouse, it is an integral player in Greater Manchester’s ambitious growth and devolution agenda.

Salford’s growth strategy is transforming the city by investing in iconic buildings, new infrastructure and public realm, houses, education, health facilities, businesses and shops.

From major developments to city parks, revitalised waterways and green spaces, Salford is being rebuilt and now more people than ever before are choosing it as a place to live, work, invest and visit. It is also investing in its transport infrastructure, both to improve connectivity and to support the sustainable growth of the city. 

Salford is connecting the city and its residents to the growing opportunities in and around the area and helping to secure jobs; investment and regeneration focus towards those areas in greatest need.

Salford is growing by capitalising on its unique identity, assets and entrepreneurial skills to provide real benefits for its growing population.  

Key achievements include:

  • the £550 million MediaCityUK development at Salford Quays
  • the start of works to build Port Salford which will potentially create over 1,000 jobs in the first phase with a longer term target of around 3,100 jobs
  • the £26 million Salford City Stadium and future associated development
  • the completion of Greengate Square which is set to be the catalyst for £400 million in private sector investment
  • new innovative projects like the Soapworks and HOST (Home of Skills and Technology)
  • the revitalisation of key areas along Chapel Street and the riverside corridors of the Bridgewater Canal and the River Irwell
  • the £650 million scheme to transform Pendleton is underway. It will see 1,500 new homes built, 1,300 homes modernised and 500 new jobs

On these pages you can find out about some of the innovative and partnership-led regeneration programmes that are currently helping to transform Salford into a modern global city.

Clear and ambitious targets are set out in our regeneration prospectus '2025 Salford: A Modern Global City'. At the heart of this transformation is a commitment to involve and engage local communities.