I was born in what is now part of Greater Manchester. We moved away when I was five, but in recent years business has taken me back there frequently and I’ve got to know the city anew. Of course it has changed in many ways, with the Salford Quay area undergoing major redevelopment as part of a millennium project.
On a sunny day, my love of water takes me out to the Quays. There’s space here; open skies; a striking bridge; sparkling, modern architecture; strong lines and reflections. There’s even the Lowry Centre for a spot of culture.
The Lowry Bridge, as it is often known, or Salford Quays Millennium footbridge to use its official name, is a 91.2-metre long vertical lift bridge that spans the Manchester Ship Canal.
It’s always good when you find something new to love in a city you think you already know.