Following the dockyard closures, Salford Quays has been regenerated on a colossal scale. Today, the area thrives from a world-class media-hub, luxury waterfront developments and landmark arts venues.
In contrast to the City Centre, The Quays enjoy ample space, with dockland panoramas lined by leisurely, traffic-free promenades.
Home to The Lowry and Imperial War Museum North, Salford Quay’s forms a cultural epicentre: providing art, film, history and the latest theatre shows – whilst discerning shoppers can indulge at the Lowry Outlet mall, offering high-street brands and restaurant chains, as well as gym facilities and a multi-screen cinema.
The Metrolink provides transport throughout the Quays and connects you to the entire city. At the end of the line is Media City UK, a vast multiplex of studios and offices that house an array of television, radio, production and communication enterprises, including the BBC, ITV and the famous cobbles of Coronation Street.
Across the docks wields the world-famous global sports brand, Manchester United, on home turf at Old Trafford. From the hub of the Helly Hanson Watersports centre; sailing, rowing, windsurfing and wakeboarding are commonplace at the Quays, with various basins dedicated for outdoor activities including organised triathlons and regular outdoor swimming events. Exquisite restaurants and bars are tucked amongst Media City’s thoroughfares, and the high-end supermarket, Booths, lavish grocery essentials. Stylish apartments and wharf-side properties populate the area, whilst future developments continue to rise with the ever-increasing demand.