🏴 Saltaire is a Victorian model village in Shipley, part of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District, in West Yorkshire, England. The Victorian era Salt's Mill and associated residential district located by the River Aire and Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and an Anchor Point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Salts Mill closed as a textile mill in February 1986, and Jonathan Silver bought it the following year and began renovating it. Today it houses a mixture of business, commerce, leisure and residential use. In the main mill building are: • The 1853 art gallery: several large rooms given over to the works of the Bradford-born artist David Hockney: including paintings, drawings, photomontages and stage sets. • Industrial companies including the electronics manufacturer ARRIS International plc (formerly Pace plc). • Various shops. In 2006 there are shops selling books, art supplies, jewellery, outdoor wear, antiques, suits, bicycles and housewares; the last includes pieces by internationally known designers such as Alvar Aalto and Philippe Starck. • Restaurants and cafes. The "New Mill", on the other side of the canal, is divided between offices for the local National Health Service Trusts and residential flats.
Saltaire has a population of over 95,038 people. Saltaire also forms one of the centres of the wider Leeds-Bradford metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,302,000 people.