• Emily Trowell

This half term, see how Salford’s skyline has changed over the last 10 years

Over the last 10 years or so, the development of Salford Quays has evolved into the skyline and dramatically altered the appearance of the neighbourhood. Welcoming BBC and ITV into the area at MediaCityUK in 2006 has fuelled the regeneration of Salford and assisted its evolution into a community neighbourhood, populated by young professionals, families and businesses alike. 


To see just how fantastic Salford has become and how dramatically the skyline has grown, we have compiled photographs of some of our most popular developments and their surrounding areas, courtesy of Google Maps, in a ‘before and after’ edition of Salford. The growth of the area has been brilliantly captured by the Google Maps images, showing the improvement of the local area across a span of 10 years.



1. MediaCityUK, 2008 vs 2019


Looking towards MediaCityUK from The Quays truly puts into perspective the infrastructure and grandeur of Salford Quays, with the ITV building dominating the view.


2. The Quays, 2008 vs 2019


The view of Harbour City tram stop from The Quays has changed dramatically, with multiple tall developments popping up on either side of the road and the general footfall of the area increasing.


3. Local Blackfriars, 2011 vs 2019


A very dramatic development, Local Blackfriars has preserved the history and culture of the Grade II listed Blackfriars Pub whilst providing much needed residential space at the highest quality.


4. Local Crescent, 2014 vs 2019


Now nearing its final stages of completion, Local Crescent offers residents the new standard of residential living, with very high spec apartments and other amenities.


5. X1 Manchester Waters, 2012 vs 2020


Currently selling its fourth block of five total, X1 Manchester Waters looks to take over the entirety of Pomona Island, offering fantastic views of Salford and spectacular off-plan prices.


6. The Residence at Anchorage, 2008 vs 2019


Sitting in the proud Anchorage building, the Residence at Anchorage features a renovation of Buildings 3 & 4 into fantastic apartments with either a view of the Erie Basin or Manchester city centre.



Do you remember these locations before they were developed? Why not take a socially distanced walk around Salford this half term and see if you can see the pictured buildings?


If you'd like to know anything further about the properties we have on offer in Salford, you can call us directly on +44 161 713 3883 or visit our website!

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