Swinton is situated approximately four miles north west of Manchester city centre.

Creating a town centre to be proud of

The town centre is currently undergoing a period of significant change with recent investment in the Swinton Gateway building and a new ASDA store within Swinton Square shopping centre. Complementary improvements have been made to the Chorley Road frontage of the centre.

Swinton Gateway

The new Gateway Centre occupies the site of the old Crompton House building and is now a state-of-the-art hub for the local community. It brings together council and health services under one roof in the heart of Swinton. The glass fronted entrance and mezzanine level creates a welcoming foyer for the centre which opened in 2015.

 The new building accommodates:

  • NHS clinical services
  • access to council services
  • library
  • community space
  • children's centre services

The Lancastrian Hall

The Lancastrian Hall is arguably the most distinctive building in Swinton. Centrally situated at the junction of Chorley Road and Station Road, the building is vacant now that Swinton Library has relocated from the Lancastrian Hall to the new Gateway building. The council is currently investigating a number of options for the building which may also include improvements to Fountain Square.

Green Spaces

Swinton has a number of key green spaces around the town centre and options for improving these are being explored.

Beyond the town centre

Of course, Swinton is more than a town centre:

Clifton Country Park

Clifton Country Park is an important green space and heritage asset. As well as being a country park, it also features industrial remains from the Wet Earth Colliery, one of the first deep mines to be sunk in the Irwell Valley. For more information on Clifton Country Park, please see the Visit Salford website.

Victoria Park

Located in the town centre, Victoria Park is Salford's only Victorian themed park with a bandstand. It is also home to a thriving allotment association and a bowling club.

This page was last updated on 12 April 2016

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