The Quays is Greater Manchester’s waterfront and home to two of its biggest cultural attractions: Imperial War Museum North (recently re-branded IWM North) and The Lowry, both of which recently clocked up ten highly successful years. For many years, it felt as if The Quays began and ended with these two institutions; the monumental architecture of each giving a boost to the long, slow regeneration of what were once among the busiest industrial docks in the UK. But then came The Beeb. The arrival of the BBC at MediaCityUK was the big bang that kick-started a flurry of development that continues to this day. It’s a place in the process of reinventing itself, its story still being written, but all the more interesting for it.
Gloss (Fuji Crystal Archive DPII), Satin Matt (Fuji Crystal Archive DPII), or Metalic Paper