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Key Developments

Cranes have become a familiar part of Salford's skyline, bearing testament to the high levels of development and regeneration taking place. The greatest transformation is undoubtedly happening at Salford Quays in the east of the city. Building on its successful transformation from docklands to a prestigious office location, it is now home to MediaCityUK - a 36 acre state-of-the-art creative community. However, a large number of other key programmes and projects are also being developed and delivered across the city.

Salford City Council is preparing a local plan which will be the main land use planning document for the city. The local plan will:

  • Set out how Salford should develop over the next two decades up to the year 2035
  • Identify the amount of new development that will come forward across the city, such as housing, offices, industry and retail and the main areas in which this will be focused
    support the delivery of key infrastructure, such as transport and utilities
  • Protect the city's important environmental assets
  • Allocate land for particular uses or protective designations
  • Set out the main policies that will be used to determine planning applications
  • University of Salford and the Crescent District - development of Salford's first Science Park, The Innovation Park with 55 offices available on a flexible basis. Delivery of the University of Salford's Campus Plan including a new student village and Gateway Building. Adoption of the Crescent Development Framework which sets out the future vision for development in the area.
  • Middlewood Locks - a mixed use development site centred around the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal.
  • Greengate- regenerating 13 hectares of vacant and derelict land to reconnect the historic centre of Salford to the modern and vibrant Manchester City Centre.
  • Liverpool Road corridor improvements - delivering a range of building front, streetscene and environmental improvements.
  • Irwell River Park- creating an international waterfront destination through a range of environmental and access improvements to create opportunities for sustainable transport, commercial and residential development.
  • Bridgewater Canal corridor - Restoration of key heritage sites, public realm and access improvements, new residential, commercial and leisure development.  
  • Transforming neighbourhoods in partnership with public and private sector partners.
  • Investing in improvements to our sport and recreation offer - including a Heritage Lottery Fund bid for Peel Park and improving access to The Meadow.
  • Port Salford - plans are underway for a tri-modal inland port facility and distribution park development adjacent to AJ Bell Stadium.
  • AJ Bell Stadium - a multi-million pound development which is home to Salford Red Devils and Sale Sharks Rugby Union Club.
  • Logistics North - working with Bolton to develop the site for a major industrial and distribution complex with associated industrial and warehousing space.
  • Digital Village - a new development of 12 business units opposite the historic Ordsall Hall, beautifully mixing the old with the new.
  • Soapworks - Delivery of further phases of mixed-use floorspace to create a modern and dynamic centre for business, creativity and leisure.