In a matter of just a few years, the old mills, warehouses and timber yards have gone and in their place there are blocks of apartments.
And if you wander down to Woden Street, or along Chester Road, those blocks already inhabited are being joined by new ones which are being constructed as I write.
All a bit different from when the canal boats slowly made the journey into the city in the 19th century.
Back then the backdrop would have been factories and warehouses and a little earlier, open fields.
Still as Andy’s pictures reveal there is a bit of green stuff.
Location; along the Duke’s Canal
Pictures; the new developments along the Canal, 2018, from the collection of Andy Robertson