Salford Council has made some ambitious plans to double the size of MediaCityUK over the next decade. The plan is set over 2 phases with the introduction of 10 new buildings. There will be an additional 540,000sq ft of offices, 1,800 apartments, retail and leisure, along with a pedestrian promenade and other cutting-edge public spaces.
MediaCityUK is a joint venture between Peel Land & Property and Legal & General Capital. They already house 250 business, such as the BBC, ITV, dock 10, Ericsson and SIS and with further long term commitments they will be looking to expand their portfolio.
Managing director of MediaCityUK, Stephen Wild, said: “We pride ourselves on having created much-loved buildings such as The Pie Factory and The Greenhouse”.
“Phase two will provide a unique opportunity for a new generation of designs to complement what is already a thriving and vibrant destination“.
A rough map of the outlined plans in 2006 are outlined below:
Part of the new plans include a 17-story “crystalline” office tower and an apartment block called The Lightbox.
We at Datacentreplus are delighted with the plans and are proud to be in an area with such a forward thinking development plan. For many businesses in the MediaCityUK vicinity, this is an exciting time. This is another step forward towards our Northern Powerhouse title and in around 2026 phase 2 of MediaCityUK’s will be complete.
We are ideally located to serve these new businesses that will joining and we look forward to helping these new businesses grow.
If you are considering a move to MediaCityUK, give us a call to see how we can help, even if it is just to give you a tour and a coffee!