Enjoyed a short stay in Manchester with a only a few hours to spare so caught a tram to the quays. The old docks have been transformed into a very modern office and residential area and is home to Media City where around 2700 people work producing many BBC programmes – including sport, drama, comedy, radio, learning, and children’s TV.

The building in the montage is a hospital, and the curved structure is part of the arts/theatre complex.

Walked across to Old Trafford before heading back to the central city which is an harmonious mix of old and new, with a lot of development still in progress.