With the BBC and ITV relocating some of their departments to Salford Quays, what does the area look like?
1. The Quays
Salford Quays is a waterfront location a 15 minute tram ride from Manchester. It is the site of the old Salford Docks opened by Queen Victoria in 1894 where the Manchester Ship Canal connects Manchester to the sea. In the 1970s the area declined and closed completely in 1982. Since then the area has been regenerated to provide roads, bridges, an internal waterway network, businesses, residential areas and leisure activities.
Trafford Road Swing Bridge
Lowry Footbridge or Salford Quays Millennium Lift Bridge
The Media City Footbridge
This bridge is a cable stayed swing mechanism footbridge which also spans the Canal. It swings though 71 degrees.
The Lowry is an arts centre containing two theatres, studio, restaurant, cafes and bars along the waterfront as well as galleries showing the work of local Artist L.S. Lowry. Nearby is the Lowry Outlet Shopping Centre.
4. Media City
The BBC moved to Media City in 2011, they now have 26 departments working there with 2,700 people employed. Have a look here to see which programmes are made there.
ITV also moved there in 2013 where they have rebuilt the set for Coronation Street. Here's some information.
Tours are available at the BBC and ITV but have to be booked in advance.
5. All this plus a certain Manchester United football club is round the corner.
Looks lovely doesn't it!
Thanks so much for visiting.
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