The National Trust’s plan to turn as an 1890s Manchester steel viaduct into a ‘sky park’ have taken another step forward with the first test opening on the 11th June 2022. This 330-metre long Grade II-listed viaduct strides across Castlefield, one of the historic industrial zones of the city centre. It was built in 1892 by Heenan and Froude and carried heavy rail traffic in and out of the Great Northern Warehouse on Deansgate until it closed in 1969.
Thanks to support from private donations and players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and the agreement of National Highways, the National Trust are planning to bring the viaduct back into use and transform it into a freely accessible green space for Castlefield’s local community. The Trust are keen to hear feedback and ideas from visitors in order to help them shape the future of the viaduct, and realise Manchester’s green potential.
Further details can be found here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castlefield-viaduct?campid=SocialShare_Central_MainSite_Email_1431915206660