SJ8398 : Greengate Square

taken 2 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

This is 1 of 5 images, with title Greengate Square in this square
Greengate Square
Greengate Square
Across the River Irwell is Greengate Square. The bridge on the right, "Cathedral Approach", was the vehicular access to Exchange Station. The square was originally the site of Salford Bus Station SJ8398 : Victoria Bus Station & Manchester Cathedral. Since 2014 new high rise office developments have been built overlooking the square. 10 floors of 101 Embankment SJ8398 : 101 Embankment (Swinton Group) are leased by the Swinton Group and used as their headquarters. LinkExternal link
River Irwell

The River Irwell rises on the Rossendale hills north of Bacup and flows south for 39 miles before joining the River Mersey west of Manchester. It was a very important river in the development of industry, during the Industrial revolution, in Lancashire.
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Greengate (Salford)

Greengate is the original historic core of Salford and sits within the easternmost part of the City of Salford. Comprising 13 hectares of strategically located land, it is bounded by the River Irwell, Victoria Bridge Street and Chapel Street, Blackfriars Road and Trinity Way, which forms part of the Manchester inner ring road.

In the mid-1800s some two thirds of the population of the city lived in the Greengate District but, by the 1930s, it was in a state of decay and declared a slum clearance area. More recently, the area was developed first for large scale industrial and manufacturing purposes and then, following the decline of these industries in the 1970s and 1980s, the area became occupied by a mixture of generally low grade employment uses and long stay surface car parking.

Following years of decline, the area has been designated for large scale development including a mixture of high rise residential and commercial buildings.

See LinkExternal link (Greengate Regeneration Strategy Adopted March 2014) for more information

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 December, 2018
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Public buildings and spaces  Business, Retail, Services 
River (from Tags)
Irwell 
Former (from Tags)
Bus Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8376 9876 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.1181N 2:14.7722W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8379 9871
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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