POLIS Excursion Salford Quays

Today, we visited Salford Quays. Once the thriving transportation hub of Greater Manchester the Salford Quays became derelict in the process of de-industrialisation.  The Quays are one of the earliest urban regeneration schemes in Greater Manchester and apart form various residential developments they are home to the Imperial War Museum, the Lowry Centre and the Media City .

Salford Quays

Salford Quays Residential Development

We also had the pleasure to meet Chris Farrow. His regeneration portfolio has included Director of Operations at London Docklands Development Corporation and Chief Executive at Merseyside Development Corporation. Chris is now the Chief Executive of Central Salford URC and gave us an insightful presentation of Salford’s £4 billion programme of regeneration.