Commercial photography for Network Rail by Manchester photographer Matt Priestley
A recent job for AB Communications in London. They are an award-winning internal communications agency founded in 1964 who, amongst others represent Network Rail. NR are one of the largest commercial landlords in the Uk and many of their commercial spaces are to be found in the archways under railway bridges. I spent a day last week visiting 3 business all located in arches around the North West. Central Manchester was our first stop to hook up with Sam Dyson at Tracks Brewery. Sam cycled 20,000 miles around the world a few years back and kept coming across micro breweries. It sparked an interest and he returned to the UK, worked in a brewery in London for a time then moved and set his own up in Manchester. His beer is delicious! It was then over to the Top Gun flight experience in Stalybridge, run by Ian and his wife. Their aim is to offer their customers a fully immersed Fighter Pilot Experience. The simulator is the cockpit section of a real jet fighter, the Delfin L29 which was flown by the Romanian Air Force until it was decommissioned in the early 1980′s. Then it was off to Warrington to a scrummy burger restaurant, recently opened by Simon and Emma, called Hanger Number 4. Their burgers are all named after cities around the world and give a nod to the different food traditions of those destinations.