Swinton is located on the southwest side of the River Irwell to the west of Salford, and adjoins the towns of Pendlebury and Clifton.
During the Industrial Revolution, Swinton became an important industrial area for the cotton spinning and brickmaking industries, and in the mid-19th century Swinton was an important mill town and coal mining district, which led to the construction of a new road and rail network.
Within the town are the headquarters of both the Police and Salford Council, who are housed in the stunning Salford Civic Centre building, which is the architectural centrepiece of the city with its neoclassical design and 125-foot high clock tower.
At present, Salix Homes involved in the multi-million pound regeneration of the Beechfarm estate in Swinton, with the demolition and replacement of 161 new homes – creating additional and much-needed housing in the area. The project is set to be completed in 2019 and includes the first ever new build properties sold by Salix Homes.
The area has seen significant investment in the past few years. This includes the launch of The Gateway- a new community hub designed to bring council, health and children’s services under one roof. Swinton is also home to multiple popular shopping outlets and several highly regarded primary and secondary schools- a few of which have been graded “outstanding” in recent Ofsted reports.
Due to the location of Swinton, the neighbourhood benefits from excellent transport links across the North West. Situated alongside the East Lancashire road, there are links to the M60 and M61 motorways nearby, and Swinton boasts two train stations meaning residents can easily visit the surrounding towns and cities.