Castlefield Viaduct Park Rendering 2, National Trust, C Twelve Architects & Masterplanners

GALLERY | Castlefield viaduct could become urban park

The National Trust is working with Highways England’s Historical Railways Estate team to transform the 1892 Manchester viaduct into a public space.

Images created by Twelve Architects & Masterplanners showcase the National Trust’s long-term vision for the park. Locals are invited to share their thoughts on the plans at a series of public consultations in June and July.

Click image to launch gallery. All images by Twelve Architects & Masterplanners.

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A positive news story, thanks PNW!

By Raimondo

Brilliant news. It’s been a long time coming. I hope they full restore the whole viaduct and give the actual structure some much needed TLC. Sounds promising now that the National Trust are behind it

By Steve

Brilliant news, I remember hearing plans for a highline around 2014 I think it was, but it all went quiet. Hopefully this comes off and similar can be done around Victoria and the Green Quarter.

By Bob

Would be good to get an update on the Victoria North High Line as well. Also what is happening with the Great Northern redevelopment proposals, weren’t they removing the car park and doing something similar?

By Anonymous

Terrific news. This is the perfect place for this with the Skyscraper quarter and Castlefield nearby as backdrops.Good transport links too. With imagination this could be spectacular.

By Elephant

Its about time! A bit of grass up there as well wouldn’t hurt

By Chris

Hope it comes to fruition with the National Trust on board it should help. Maybe apply to the lottery fund for a grant

By Michael Anthony Newell

This is great news it’s being put to good use. This bridge has been left abandoned for many years.

By Darren.

Great use of a fantastic structure, and another city centre green space.

By Anonymous

Hopefully closely followed by a phase 2 that connects round to the Bridgewater Way and the River Irwell. Would create a stunning green artery into the city centre!

By Ste

They should focus on the old railway line that borders the river erk it runs for 2 miles and connects with a pack at the other end. That way they create a green corridor from the city centre outwards.

By Karl steele

Lovely idea but what would happen to the metrolink as trams to eccles would be impacted

By Callum

Get it done!

By Disgruntled Goat

This is brilliant news for Castlefield but considering we have some excellent landscape architects in Manchester using a London-based architectural practice for the project is a short-sighted choice by the National Trust.

By Anonymous

This impresses, it is impressive, I am impressed.

By Anonymous

Another NYC rip-off…can we not do anything original…?

By Silky

This is ace, but please please please make it permanent.

By Dan

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