Culture & Lifestyle in Salford

Salford has been established as a cultural hub and an exciting location for new, creative businesses for years. In this blog post, we will go through exactly what makes the area such an exciting and diverse place to live as a resident of our new development, Berkeley Square. 

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MediaCityUK & Salford Quays

The internationally recognised MediaCityUK is a pleasant 11-minute walk away from Berkeley Square, or just 2 minutes by tram. Expected to double in size over the next ten years, MediaCityUK is currently amid a £1 billion expansion plan, particularly focused on the digital and media hub.

A multitube of globally recognised businesses are based in MediaCityUK, including the Northern headquarters of the BBC, ITV, and Kelloggs. The significance of the Salford Quays business scene has led to an increase in housing demand from young professionals; more and more people have been relocating to take advantage of the working opportunities on offer. Additionally, the regeneration of Salford Quays has fuelled growth in applications to the University of Salford, boosting the Salford Quays student population.

MediaCityUK isn't just an employment district; it's a fantastic place to live which will continue to improve with the neighbourhood's expansion. Over 11,000 sqft of leisure space is being developed to further enhance the already exciting lifestyle offering which includes the Lowry Theatre, the Imperial War Museum, and Salford Watersports Centre.

Salford is undergoing a huge transformation, with over 8,700 businesses employing more than 127,000 people. With a substantial amount of development and investment in the pipeline, Salford is expected to see a rise in its population.


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The Lowry

The Lowry is a registered charity that is best known for its theatre and art gallery spaces. The venue facilitates both in-house and touring projects from comedy to art installations, and from musical theatre to book readings, offering thousands of free creative participation opportunities each year.


Salford Market

Salford Market is also of particular interest, with imaginative, unique businesses dotted around the general market on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The significant redevelopment and investment underway means that the city is currently undergoing a transformation, with over 8,700 businesses setting up home there.


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Salford is filled with quality schools for all ages. Perhaps most notably, Holy Family VA RC Primary School is rated outstanding by OFSTED. 

For older students, Ordsall High School is an easy journey from Berkeley Square, however the co-educational St. Bede's College is also one of the UK's leading private schools and caters for children aged 3-18.

Residents in the area are simply spoiled for choice with university-level education, with the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Salford all located in and around Manchester City Centre. Furthermore, University Academy 92 can be found within walking distance of another one of our development sites, Urban Green, which has also built a reputation for educational excellence.

With so many education options, Berkeley Square is the perfect place to start a family or raise an existing one of any age. The outstanding institutions nearby are sure to give children the best possible start in life and set them up for success in the future.


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Residents of Berkeley Square can expect outstanding connectivity to all areas of Manchester via the Metrolink Tram network. Exchange Quay tram stop is a short 4-minute walk away, and from there it's just 2 minutes into MediaCityUK and 10 minutes to Deansgate, Manchester City Centre and the extended transport network to the rest of the country.

The Metrolink Tram network also gives residents convenient, comfortable access to some of Manchester's most exciting suburbs, putting even more choice on residents' doorstep. In-demand areas like Altrincham and Didsbury can be reached easily via the tram and are home to some of Manchester's most desirable restaurants, bars, and shops.

The tram also puts your within easy reach of Manchester Airport. This is the UK's third largest airport and flies to more than 200 destinations around the world, from Hong Kong to New York and everywhere in between.


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