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Pomona Island, Manchester

Pomona Island has a rich industrial history, forming part of the Port of Manchester. Now only one of the docks can be seen, however, it still offers the chance to film on a unique island in the middle of Manchester.

Reference Code : POM01

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Tags

  • Location - North West
  • Roads/Rail - Private Road
  • Urban - Cityscape
  • Scenic - Development site
  • Offices - External
  • Ports/Canals - Waterfront

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An aerial view of Pomona Island showing Dock 3, the only dock still intact. The Manchester Ship Canal (left) and the Bridgewater Canal (left) surround the land,creatiing an island

Description

Pomona Island was the home to four docks, which formed part of the Port of Manchester which at one time was one of the busiest ports in the world.

In the islands present state, only dock 3 remains fully intact, as well as the Pomona lock which connects the Bridgewater with the Manchester Ship Canal. Additionally evidence of docks one and two can still be seen. A private road owned by the Peel Group provides access to the entire plot, with a second access road to the east of the site providing an alternative entrance/exit.

Pomona Island offers a unique opportunity to film on an open quayside location in front of the back drop of Manchester City Centres impressive skyline.

Location

The site is located on the historic Pomona Island, which lies on both the Bridgewater and Manchester Ship canals. The island is situated in between Salford Quays and Manchester City Centre.

The site has excellent transport links, with Trafford Road leading directly onto the regional motorway network. Pomona Metro Link station is approximately 50 metres from the site and provides a regular service to both Salford Quays and Manchester city centre. Manchester International Airport lies approximately 10 miles south of Salford Quay.

Restrictions

  • Please contact us to discuss the restrictions that apply to this site

Accessibility

The site is easily accessible from the western end.

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Local amenities

Police
Greater Manchester Police Salford Divisional HQ (0.3 Miles/0.5 km
Hospital
Stretford Memorial Hospital (1.3 Miles/2.1km )
Fire
Salford Fire Station (1.8 Miles/2.9 km)
Hotel
Holiday Inn, Media City (1.5 miles/2.4km)

Services

Electricity
No
Gas
No
Internet
No
Mains Water
No
Telephone
No

Utilities

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

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