MediaCityUK to double in size during development phase two
MediaCityUK is set to double in size over the next decade under ambitious plans submitted to Salford City Council.
Up to ten new buildings are envisaged with a development value of more than £1 billion.
Key features include 540,000 sq ft of offices, 1,800 apartments, retail and leisure, complemented by innovative public spaces with a pedestrian promenade.
Outline approval for the plans was granted in 2006 and the finalised plans are expected to be considered by Salford’s planning panel in September.
MediaCityUK is a joint venture between Peel Land and Property and Legal and General Capital, who share a long-term commitment to the further expansion of a creative and digital hub which already houses 250 businesses including the BBC, ITV, dock10, Ericsson and SIS.
“This application is another major step forward in the evolution of MediaCityUK,” said Steven Underwood, chief executive of The Peel Group.
“MediaCityUK is a shining example of what can be achieved across the Northern Powerhouse, combining the talents of great people with ambition and vision.”
MediaCityUK managing director Stephen Wild said: “Phase two will provide a unique opportunity for a new generation of designs to complement what is already a thriving and vibrant destination.
“Like any city, we continue to grow in line with the needs of business – today’s plans show the huge potential for the MediaCityUK of 2026.”
A team of architects led by master planners, Chapman Taylor, was appointed to design the individual plots.