Salford Quays has a rich and vibrant history. It is a place that has undergone dramatic change and continues to evolve and re-invent itself. From the engineering feat of the Manchester Ship Canal, to the global media hub of MediaCity – the area now known as the Quays has some incredible stories to tell.
We were commissioned by Salford City Council to develop a digital heritage trail to improve the visitor experience for Salford Quays by bringing heritage to life. The commission included devising a strategy for how and where to tell the heritage stories, informed by community engagement.
The aim was to shine a spotlight on the heritage of Salford Quays, through a collection of stories of this former Manchester and Salford Docks site to reach new audiences, in new ways, illuminating the incredible history that connected Salford and the industries of Northern England to the Atlantic.