This is because larger ships could no longer access the port. Unemployment soared, the back to back terraced housing fell into disrepair and there was a lack of transport and leisure facilities. The area became the first Enterprise Zones in The land was made rate free for ten years. Housing Many of the former warehouses have been transformed into luxury flats. This is an example of gentrification.
Urban Regeneration in Greater Manchester - Professor Steve Curwell
The history of the Salford Quays area is typical of many such urban industrial landscapes in cities around the UK. The Manchester Docks opened in and were once one of the largest docks in the world processing over 20 million tonnes of goods a year; however, they declined markedly through the s as a result of deindustrialisation and containerisation. Regeneration from the s onwards has seen the area, now known as Salford Quays, transformed into a vibrant post-industrial cultural space centred around the flagship Lowry Centre and the shiny Media City UK complex. Relatively safe, easily accessible by motorway and with a food court available to feed hungry teenage bodies, it is an excellent GCSE fieldwork destination.
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