Port Salford

Buro Happold
  • Port of Salford Aerial View
  • Port of Salford Mike and Yasser with model
  • Port of Salford Model
  • Port of Salford Yasser Tufail

1 / Introduction

Recognised by the UK National Infrastructure Plan, Port of Salford aims to be the UK’s first tri-modal port facility accessible via an in-land waterway. Adjacent to the Manchester Ship Canal, it is a critical component of the Atlantic Gateway development, with Peel Investments North as the main private sector partner. Providing a distribution base working in conjunction with Port of Liverpool, it improves supply chains access for businesses across the UK. It enables direct barge access to the river terminal at Port of Liverpool and reduces the environmental impact of the terminal’s expansion by reducing freight volumes on UK road infrastructure.

The Port of Salford will include a 153,000 m2 warehousing facility and create the Port Salford National Import Centre, which will enable specialist goods handling and redistribution. It will also incorporate the Western Gateway Enabling Scheme (WGES), which includes a series of essential transportation works to improve access to the site and surrounding areas including M60 junction improvements, a new dual carriageway link and a new bridge crossing over the Manchester Ship Canal. It is predicted to generate some 3,858 gross permanent jobs, as well aslower logistics costs for businesses across the UK Peel Holdings has aspirations for the Port to be the most sustainable port in the world and have appointed Buro Happold to act as a Sustainability Champion to pilot this agenda from the onset.


Key facts

  • 153,000 m2 warehousing facility
  • Will generate nearly 4,000 permanent jobs
  • Lower logistics costs for businesses across the UK

The Project Details

Client: Peel Investments North Ltd.

Buro Happold services: Strategic Sustainability Consultancy

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