Barton Strategic Site

Barton Strategic Regional Site was identified in the City of Salford Unitary Development Plan 2006 - 2016 as a key location for employment opportunities with a multi-modal freight interchange and a sports stadium.

The eastern part of the Barton Strategic Site boasts the 11,500 seater AJ Bell Stadium, home to Super League’s Salford Red Devils and Sale Sharks RUFL, which opened in January 2012. Planning permission for the stadium included outline permission for more than 20,000 square metres of non-food retail development across six sites.

The Stadium Company is currently marketing these sites with a view to securing occupiers to bring forward this significant development opportunity.

To exploit the full potential of the Barton Strategic Site, future plans include exploring new links towards the M62 in the west, masterplanning the A57 corridor and assessing the potential for new infrastructure links and additional house building opportunities.

Port Salford

One of the most critical schemes on the Barton Strategic Site is Port Salford, a £138 million development and the UK's only inland multimodal distribution park served by rail, road and short sea shipping.

Delivered through a collaboration between The Peel Group and Salford City Council and supported by the Regional Growth Fund, this 15-year development is one of the biggest in Greater Manchester in half a century.

Progress to date

Port Salford will provide a significant boost for local businesses, boost economic prosperity by creating up to 10,000 jobs over its lifetime and breathe new life into the Manchester Ship Canal. The Port Salford National Import Centre comprises a 153,000 square metre warehouse facility with a container facility capable of handling 300,000 containers and 37 million freight pallets per year.

The creation of Port Salford will increase waterway and rail use whilst reducing road use which will bring environmental benefits by saving million of tons of carbon.

Port Salford’s first tenant, Culina Group - a food logistics company - now occupy the first warehouse unit.

Key Stats

  • Port Salford is a £138 million development
  • Port Salford will be the UK's only inland multimodal distribution park served by rail, road and short sea shipping
  • Current planned site will see the creation of the Port Salford National Import Centre, in a 153,000 square metre warehouse facility and in excess of 3,000 jobs
  • Culina forecast to create 280 jobs in 2016 at Port Salford
  • AJ Bell stadium capacity of 11,500
  • Greene King pub forecast to create 75 jobs in 2015

This page was last updated on 7 April 2016

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