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Trafford Dry Dock, Trafford Park

Trafford Dry Docks sit on the Manchester Ship Canal and offer spectacular views of Salford Quays including MediaCityUK.

Reference Code : TRAF01

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Tags

  • Location - North West
  • Time Periods - 1930's-1950's
  • Time Periods - 1950's-1980's
  • Industrial - Internal
  • Industrial - Warehouse
  • Ports/Canals - Canal
  • Ports/Canals - Dry Dock
  • Ceiling Height - Over 5 metres

Location categories

The docks, with Salford Quay's impressive skyline in the background

Description

Trafford Dry Docks also known as Manchester Dry Docks formed part of Manchester Docks. While the docks still remain in use as a loading area, the old cranes and dry dock facilities are no longer needed.

The dry docks now offer superb views of Salford Quays and the new MediaCityUK development. In addition to the docks there is also a large warehouse and small office facility which can be used for filming or as a storage/unit base facility.

Location

The docks are located in Trafford Park, off Trafford Wharf Rd,just a short distance from Manchester City Centre. The A5081 Parkway is under a quarter of a mile away and links up with Junction 9 of the M60 orbital ringroad. Harbour City Metro Station in Salford Quays is less than 5 minutes walk from the site and provides regular services to the surrounding areas including Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station.

Manchester International Airport is less than 20 minutes drive from the docks and flys to all major international destionations.

Restrictions

  • Please contact us for more information on site restrictions.

Accessibility

The site is easily accessible and has been used previously for filming.

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Site Information

Local amenities

Police
Greater Manchester Police HQ (2.2 miles/3.5 km)
Hospital
Salford Royal Hospital (1.6 miles/2.6 km)
Fire
Salford Fire Station (2.4 miles/3.85 km)
Hotel
Holiday Inn, Media City (on site)

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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