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Centred around a waterfront public realm area twice the size of London's Trafalgar Square, MediaCityUK is a beautiful waterside destination. Complete with bars, cafés and restaurants there's an emerging cultural flavour behind Salford's newest landmark. The development's piazza has also been designed to accommodate over 6,000 people, making it a natural focal point both day and night and a hotspot for events.  In one of the most exciting developments the city has seen, MediaCityUK welcomes both the BBC and ITV to their new homes and even plays host to its own orchestra - the BBC Philharmonic. But it's not just about business - a new network of tightly knit streets, squares and boulevards  cascade down into a the huge waterfront piazza.

Production and studios

MediaCityUK also houses one of the largest high definition studio facilities in Europe, featuring seven HD television studios and two audio studios (one dedicated to the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra). The neighbouring Pie Factory is already a successful TV and commercial production site - recent productions include The Street, The Royle Family Christmas special and Paradox.


The BBC started its move to MediaCityUK from their BBC North base which has involved relocating five London-based departments, along with all local and network broadcasting operating out of Manchester city centre. Want to be in the audience?  The BBC will be filming more and more shows in and around Salford.  Why not be part of it. 


ITV recently announced that their Manchester-based operations, including Coronation Street and ITV Granada regional news team, will be moving to MediaCityUK in 2012.

University of Salford

The University of Salford has also opened its doors to brand new campus for more than 1500 students and staff. Specialist courses, designed in conjunction with the BBC, will equip students with the skills to help them access job opportunities on site.

The Pie Factory and The Greenhouse

Are currently home to over 50 companies offering the ideal solution for small businesses or those who'd merely like to have a presence at MediaCityUK.

MediaCityUK - image courtesy of Darren Hartley

MediaCityUK Piazza - image courtesy of Darren Hartley

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