Salford Quays is a dock area located in the city of Salford in Greater Manchester. Originally the location of Manchester Docks, the entire area underwent major redevelopment when the docks were closed down in 1982. From that time until the early 1990s, various urbanisation projects were established, transforming the entire vicinity from an un-used location to a thriving locality that currently houses several serviced offices, entertainment centres, cinemas and hotels as well as affluent housing developments. The landscaped promenade along the waterfront is a major attraction in Salford, bringing in visitors who wish to enjoy the beauty of the place and the unique entertainment options that it offers.
Salford Quays has witnessed major development in the past few years with renowned companies choosing the progressive area for their serviced offices and main headquarters. The BBC is set to relocate their Northern England operations to Salford Quays, opening up a host of employment opportunities in the process. GMG Radio also has their head offices in the vicinity, as does BUPA.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Lowry Theatre stages unique productions showcasing local as well as international talent and is a very popular entertainment venue in the area. The kayaking and sailing facilities at the Salford Water Sports Centre provide another great way to spend a day out at Salford Quays. The Lowry Restaurant is the perfect venue for a meal at a stunning waterside setting, it serves modern British cooking. Clippers Brasserie, located on the quayside, has a panoramic view and a menu full of appetising options.
Salford Quays is well connected to other locations in Salford as well as Manchester City through the Metrolink tram system. The main railway station that serves the area is Salford Crescent, providing access to Manchester city centre and onward to numerous locations throughout the country. The nearest airport is the Manchester International Airport, whereas Liverpool John Lennon Airport is within easy reach and offers additional destinations.