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Castlefield, Manchester

Castlefied is a distinctive inner city area of Manchester, with its viaducts,old warehouses, and modern architecture creating a unique and distinctive urban scene.

Reference Code : CAS01

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Tags

  • Location - North West
  • Time Periods - Pre 1900's
  • Industrial - Warehouse
  • Urban - Cityscape
  • Urban - Residential
  • Ports/Canals - Canal
  • Ports/Canals - Waterfront

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Merchants Bridge stands infront of Castlefields older viaducts which carried trains across the canal

Description

Historically Castlefield played a key role in Britain’s industrial revolution, being the focal point for the regions canal and then rail network. The evidence of this industrial past still remains today with a number of 18th Century warehouses lining the canal side.

These warehouses have now being converted into offices, apartments, bar and restaurants. The canals now cater for leisure cruisers rather than industrial barges as the area has become an attractive tourist location.

Location

Located to the west of Manchester City Centre, Castlefield is only a short walk away from the city centres main attractions. Deansgate Train Station and GMEX Metro Station is only half a mile away and both provide regular services to Manchester Piccadilly.

The A57(M) Manchester’s inner ring road, is only a quarter of a mile away from Castlefield, and provides access to the regions motorway network. Manchester International Airport is 8 miles south of the city.

Restrictions

  • Castlefield is home to a large residential population and is a popular place for the general public. Any filming must take this into consideration.
  •  For more detailed information on the land ownership in the Castlefield area please contact us.

Accessibility

Access varies throughout the site

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Site Information

Local amenities

Police
Manchester Police Station (1.4 miles/2.25 km)
Hospital
Manchester Royal Infirmary (0.6 miles/.0.96 km)
Fire
Salford fire station (0.7 miles/1.1 km)
Hotel
Holiday Inn, Media City (2.5 miles/4.0 km)

Services

Electricity
No
Gas
No
Internet
No
Mains Water
No
Telephone
No

Utilities

On-site catering
No
On-site parking
Yes
On-site security
Yes

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