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Salford

About Salford

79,755 in city
2,482,352 in metro
0 km² (0 mi²)
36 m
Salford is one of the world's first industrial cities, covering 37sq miles at the heart of the Greater Manchester conurbation. The city sits next to Manchester city centre, separated by the River Irwell. It has been the home of a number of pioneering social developments; Salford is the home of the world's first free public library, it was the birthplace of the modern vegetarian movement and features the first street to be lit by artificial light - Chapel Street in 1806. The first horse-drawn bus service ran between Pendleton and Manchester in 1824, and some of the world's first municipal parks are in Salford. Today, Salford is well known for its cultural institutions and regeneration initiatives. An area known as Salford Quays is home to The Lowry, a facility dedicated to the famous Salford-born painter L. S. Lowry, as well as numerous commercial developments that have reversed the fortunes of what was a rundown dockyard.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
146 All Buildings
79
existing
3
under construction
6
planned
30
unbuilt
28
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 One Greengate Block A 290 ft 2016
2 X1 Media City Tower 1 282 ft 2017
3 TheHeart 268 ft 2011
4 North Tower 262 ft 1966
5 Briar Hill Court 246 ft 1970