This is a major regeneration project on a complex 15 hectare site, restoring Salford’s historic centre. It comprises 5 million square feet of high density urban block and high-rise mixed-use space, arranged around a new sequence of significant public spaces.
Close to the centre of Manchester, this key inner city site historically forms the gateway between the two cities and has thus been a place of markets and exchanges. It is dominated by two prominent physical features: the river, which curves around the Manchester city boundary, and an astonishing railway viaduct as a prime example of heroic Victorian engineering. The site offers extraordinary potential to provide a city sector of European importance.