Salford Quays & Trafford Park

Two of Greater Manchester's core office and industrial zones - Salford Quays and Trafford Park - are immediately adjacent to one another; situated just 2 miles (3.2 Km) to the west of Manchester City Centre.

Both areas are well served by public transport - including the Metrolink that runs through the heart of the Quays - and both benefit from good links to the M60 orbital motorway, particularly via the M621 motorway spur.

Salford Quays

Offering many high specification modern office buildings at competitive rates, Salford Quays has developed into a prime business location, and according to the latest figures is now home to over 160,000 sq m of office stock.

The development includes a wide variety of retail and leisure facilities. The Quays is an attractive waterfront location and is already home to companies such as BUPA, Marks & Spencer, JT International and Avis Europe.

The latest developments in Salford Quays include the Lighthouse building, which offers 5,989 sq metres of office space in an excellent location, and the Digital World Centre, a high-specification office development located opposite the Lowry, that has been designed for companies looking to take full advantage of the latest digital technology.

BBC Relocation to Salford Quays

The area is set to receive a further massive boost in the form of mediacity:uk, the brand new, start-of-the-art digital and creative industries hub that will be home to the BBC when the organisation completes the relocation of a number of its major production units; a process set to complete in 2010.

See the news story 'Salford Quays confirmed as preferred site for BBC relocation' for more information.

Trafford Park

Neighbouring Trafford Park is also home to a large number of offices and headquarter buildings for companies such as Kellogg's, United Utilities, Procter and Gamble and Centrica.

Trafford Park is one of the major concentrations of industrial space in the Greater Manchester region. As one of Europe's largest and most successful business parks, this 1,214 acre area has an excellent range of sites and choice of flexible, high quality industrial and office accommodation. The Park is now home to over 1,400 companies and it is estimated that around 44,000 people are currently employed there.

The Venus development, located close to the Trafford Centre, has been described as a "spectacular office development boasting an unrivalled location with first class amenities, car parking and transport facilities." It comprises a total of 91,500 sq ft (8,500 sq m) of office accommodation, and is situated close to junction 10 of the M60, placing it conveniently for both Manchester Airport and the city centre.

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