Planning permission was granted today for a bold £38 million arts centre within penalty-kick distance of Old Trafford, home to England’s biggest football team. Read all about it here.
The University of Salford are the force behind the scheme, which will fit into an area newly dominated by the BBC’s expanded northern hub. Someone ought to start planning those post-match thematic concerts…. Iberia for a Real Madrid visit? A London Symphony for Arsenal and Spurs? Peter Warlock madrigals for Chelsea?