Salford has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘City of the Year’ award

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 25th June 2024

Congratulations are in order… because Salford has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘City of the Year Award’.

That’s right, the spotlight is firmly on Greater Manchester‘s second city – which is absolutely a city in its own right, by the way, after quite-rightly earning its city status all the way back in 1928 – right now, as it’s been announced that Salford has grabbed a spot on the shortlist for a coveted prize at Estates Gazette‘s annual awards.

The property publication’s annual awards ceremony, the EG Awards, is now its 20th year and is all about recognising the “very best things about the real estate sector”.

Salford has been shortlisted for the ‘City of the Year’ award at the prestigious awards ceremony – which is taking place down in London later this November – which seeks to champion the UK’s cities and celebrate the work they are doing to make them liveable and successful places.

As it marks the beginning of what is a “greener chapter for the city”, and continues to work with its partners to build a “fairer, greener, and healthier” community for everyone living in it, Estates Gazette says Salford has made the shortlist for showcasing exactly what is achievable in the future of green development.


The local city has been praised for helping to set the sustainability bar across the UK, according to Salford City Council.

Impressive business and residential schemes with “communities and quality at the heart” have been particularly highlighted.


Salford City Council’s Chief Executive, Tom Stannard, says the city is “leading a green revolution”.

“[We have a] pioneering approach to sustainable office space, and we are delivering the largest affordable housing programme the city has seen for over 60 years,” he added in a statement.

“Recently, we had the recent completion of Eden at New Bailey, which has the largest living wall in Europe, and is one of the UK’s most sustainable office buildings to run, costing just 2% compared to the standard office.


“Major players in the business world have seen our pioneering and holistic approach and want to be located here. And in response to the growing number of people on our housing waiting lists, we are building affordable homes. The first tranche of 104 new homes were built to Passivhaus standards, which means they are extremely energy efficient, and this reduces the energy bills significantly for our residents. 

Read more:

“We’re proud to be making a huge impact for Salfordians.”

Will it take the title? Salford’s fate will be announced at the EG Awards 2024 in London on Thursday 21 November, so keep your eyes peeled.

Featured Image – Cundall