cultivating spinningfields
/kʌltɪveɪtɪŋ spinningfields/
a horticultural celebration of the development’s history and the characteristics that make it unique, 20 years since its inception.

Two decades since the idea of Spinningfields was first conceived, it stands tall as one of Europe’s most successful regeneration projects. In celebration of this landmark, Spinningfields has commissioned a series of planted benches which are dotted across the space, each representing a single characteristic of the development, including:


the sleek, sharp architecture that has shaped the Spinningfields urban landscape


the world class financial and commercial services organisations that have made Spinningfields the leading regional business quarter in the UK


the luxury fashion brands, restaurants and bars, serving both a business and resident community and an increasing annual visitor population of over 5.5 million


a venue for arts and entertainment, playing host to public installations and events, and home to the John Rylands Library and People’s History Museum


bringing people together through business and social events; the creation of a Spinningfields family

Kim Waddle, Associate Marketing Director for Spinningfields, said: “This project presented a soft way for us to greenify the estate and encourage people to dwell within it, whilst observing the elements that make Spinningfields such an exceptional area to work, live and socialise.

Cultivating Spinningfields is the precursor to the launch of a new-look Hardman Square this September, a re-imagined green space intended to encourage moments of quiet reflection amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. We also look forward to welcoming the third Spinningfields Art Commission later in 2018, demonstrating our commitment to creating interesting and engaging public spaces.”

Find the Cultivating Spinningfields benches in Irwell Square on Leftbank and Crown Square opposite The Alchemist.