Shelagh McNerney, Head of Development | Salford City Council | Shelagh.Mcnerney@salford.gov.uk | 07545 206 392
The Greater Manchester Western Gateway extends from the western edge of Salford Quays along the course of the Manchester Ship Canal, through the central and southern part of Salford and northern Trafford towards Warrington.
Port Salford, situated in the Greater Manchester Western Gateway, will be the UK’s first tri-modal inland water port that will be fully served by ship, road and rail.
The tri-modal opportunities presented by the Western Gateway at Port Salford present a unique proposition for Greater Manchester to benefit from the Atlantic Gateway and to develop exporting opportunities, as well as importing goods.
The Northern powerhouse areas of the NW, NE and Yorkshire and Humber link to the Greater Manchester Western Gateway and form part of a pan-northern road/rail/freight offer including Superport Liverpool, Hull and Humber Superport and the E20 North EuropeanTrade Axis
A 28,000sqm building is now fully operational on the Port Salford Site for food and drink logistic specialists Great Bear / Culina, with an initial investment of £23million by Peel Land and Property. Capacity exists at Port Salford for a further 130,000sqm of development opportunities.
In December 2017 a new £35m relief road and lifting bridge was successfully opened. Further plans to unlock £138m of infrastructure projects in and around Port Salford are progressing that will revolutionise distribution, not just for Salford and Greater Manchester, but for the whole of the North of England.