Regeneration of Salford’s MediaCity green lit

28th March 2024 | Jack Oliver

Revised plans for the redevelopment of Salford’s MediaCity scheme to create an additional 800,000 sq ft of commercial space and 3,200 more homes have been approved by councillors.

In 2016, proposals were approved to create 555,000 sq ft of offices and 1,800 homes at MediaCity, some of which have already been delivered. The revised plans see a net increase of 2,000 homes and 375,000 sq ft of commercial space.

MediaCity is home to some of the UK’s most renowned content and technology companies including BBC, ITV, and Satellite Information Services, as well as 80,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space.

The 53-acre site also accommodates 1.4 million sq ft of offices and over 1,100 homes.

Stephen Wild, MediaCity managing director, said: “The re-shaped regeneration proposals will support us in delivering a world-class destination where people will want to live, work and learn for many years to come.

“As the home of future media, MediaCity’s output is global and its environment needs to reflect its international significance. While the waterfront is the gateway to MediaCity and the Quays, it’s right that it should compete with some of the finest waterfront destinations in the world.”

Scheme owners Landsec and Peel said the plans for the next chapter of MediaCity are inspired by the waterfronts of Oslo and Sydney.

Mike Hood, chief executive of LandsecU+I, added: “Since its inception, MediaCity has been at the forefront of creativity. These proposals give us the opportunity to take the next step with its evolution, as we continue to focus on how MediaCity can showcase the future of entertainment, living, experience and innovation.”


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