Port Salford

Transport & Logistics

Barton-upon- Irwell, Eccles

Port Salford

The creation of the UK’s first inland trimodal distribution facility in Salford, which can be accessed by ship, road and rail. Port Salford has the potential for approximately 5 million sq ft of logistics floor space adjacent to Trafford Park in the Western Gateway of Greater Manchester.

Key Info

Project Theme
Transport & Logistics
Manufacturing / Logistics
Local Enterprise Partnership
Greater Manchester
Project Status
Local Authority
Salford City Council
Key Sector
Logistics, Freight & Infrastructure


To Date


Capital investment



Capital investment



Capital investment

Multi-modal Port & Port centric employment opportunities

Port Salford is a £138 million development, led by Peel L&P in partnership with Salford City Council which will create a new port and warehousing facility in Barton, next to the Manchester Ship Canal. It will be the UK’s first inland tri-modal port facility and distribution park, served by rail, road and short sea shipping. Food and drink logistic specialists Culina was the first to occupy the new warehousing space in Port Salford in April 2016. 

In February 2017, Peel L&P broke ground to start the construction of the PLP facility delivered for Rhenus Logistics. It was opened in December 2017.

Peel L&P is working with Network Rail, Peel Ports and potential funding partners to deliver the rail freight terminal. Delivery of the rail infrastructure is a planning precondition on delivery of any more warehousing on the site.

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