Local Amenities & Useful Links

Waterside Village is 5 minutes walk from Salford University campus, 1 mile away from Salford precinct shopping centre about 2 miles from Manchester city centre. There are several local shops about 2 minutes walk and a variety of takeaways and restaurants within easy walking distance.

Salford university is 5 minutes walk from the estate.


Salford today it is a city transformed by a visionary approach to the challenges that have confronted it. Salford Quays - already internationally recognised as a flagship regeneration project - is the home of the Lowry Centre and is the new HQ for the BBC. This is an international landmark building that brings together visual and performing arts under one roof. Manchester and Salford docks once constituted Britain's third largest port, but sadly they went into decline in the 1970's. However, in the 1980's work began on transforming Salford's docks into an amazing three-mile waterfront for leisure, business and residential use. There are landscaped walkways along the quayside and a series of new canals linking up with the Ship Canal. Existing attractions include the Watersports Centre, Heritage Centre, Copthorne Hotel, Multiplex cinema and a good range of restaurants and pubs, with new venues opening regularly.

The University of Salford was granted its Royal Charter in 1967. However its origins go back to 1896, when the Royal Technical Institute was founded on the site of the present University. The Institute and its successors, the Royal Technical College and the Royal College of Advanced Technology, gained a reputation for their practical and challenging teaching methods and their involvement with both the local community and industry and commerce. The University today continues to build on this reputation. It has strong links with industry, commerce and the public sector and a significant percentage of its research work is funded from these sources.

Manchester International Airport, less than 30 miles from the University campus, offers direct flights to many parts of the world and a regular shuttle service to London-Heathrow.

Salford Crescent railway station is situated at the centre of the University campus, making rail travel to and from the University very convenient.

Waterside Student Village is fortunate to have a bus stop right outside its front gates.

Salford University is fortunate in having the facilities of two cities so close at hand. Salford caters for the day-to-day needs of most students and Manchester, England's third largest city, provides excellent cultural, leisure, shopping and sporting facilities. Some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain is within easy reach of Salford. The Peak District, the Dales, the Lake District and the sandy beaches and mountains of North Wales are all less than two hours away by road.