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Location details of the council's offices:

Gateway centres and the Broughton Hub

Gateway centres provide a way to access city council and primary care trust services throughout the city. Find out more about the Eccles, Pendleton, Swinton and Walkden centres. You can also access council services at the Broughton Hub.

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 (TFGM) website or by calling 0871 200 2233 between 7am and 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am and 8pm at weekends and bank holidays.


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 15 minutes, proving links between Swinton and Little Hulton, Walkden and Salford University.

Other services that operate between Manchester and Swinton are the V1 and V2, 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 26.

The 22 service (between Stockport and Eccles) runs about every half an hour. See the TfGM website 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

Help on planning your cycling journey is available via the Transport for Greater Manchester journey planner.

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'.

Electric vehicles

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

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.

Who to contact

Salford City Council
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
M27 5AW

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