Tuesday, 17 April 2012

More on Manchester...

I think Manchester is worth at least one more blog entry. Youngha Cho took some great photos of Salford Quays during the field trip and these are the starting point for this post.

Dock Cranes (original)

The Lowry Footbridge (this lifts vertically to let ships pass)

The NV Buildings (residential) - shaped like sails

Salford Quays is an area near the end of the Manchester Ship Canal. Previously the site of Manchester Docks, it became one of the first and largest urban regeneration projects in the United Kingdom following the closure of the dockyards in 1982. Take a look at:

The History and the Unlocking Salford Quays Project
The Redevelopment
The Result
The Destination

As it is one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK, it has been the focus of a number of research projects. SUBR:IMa research consortium linking science, engineering and social science to address brownfield redevelopment, used the example of Salford Quays in a number of its projects. Find out more here

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