mediacity:uk, Manchester, Salford, Building, Architect, Design, Peel Holdings
Media City Salford
BBC Building + Development in Manchester area, northwest England, UK
15 Sep 2011
mediacity:uk – masterplan
Location: Salford Quays, North West England
Dates built: 2007-11
Design: Benoy Architects
For Peel Holdings + Salford Council
MediaCityUK wins Carbuncle Cup 2011 – Sep 2011
New media city salford Images – 17 Mar 2009
University of Salford has recently committed to a new 100,000 sq ft higher education centre at the heart of the development.
mediacity:uk – BBC buildings, Salford Quays
mediacity:uk information: 2 Oct 2007 – From mediacity:uk to greencity:uk
As construction work gathers momentum at mediacity:uk, the site’s sustainability credentials have been revealed for the first time.
With the environment high on the political and public agenda, Peel Holdings and the mediacity:uk partnership has ensured that the development integrates environmental management and sustainability measures throughout its planning, design and construction.
The BBC’s buildings at media city salford will be built to meet BREEAM’s ‘excellent’ rating for sustainability. Throughout the construction stage, a site-specific environmental management plan will be implemented to minimise the use of resources and prevent pollution – all of which are independently audited by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
Beyond the architecture and building design, green spaces, tree-lined streets and pocket parks will be woven into the urban and waterside environment. Waterfront walkways will provide areas for recreation and landscaping will be designed to encourage biodiversity.
Public transport, walking and cycling will be encouraged. A grid of pedestrian and cycle friendly streets will be a feature of the site – connecting people to and within the media hub. The potential use of river taxis is also being explored to reduce car travel and encourage connectivity. The Metrolink service will also be extended to the heart of mediacity:uk and the frequency of services improved to provide a tram every 6 minutes.
At design stage, consideration to the local environment and natural resources was made in line with the UK Government’s principles on Sustainable Consumption and Production. The creation of waste has been minimised with supply chain management, green procurement, recycling and efficient usage. Water consumption has also been considered with designs to maximise water efficiency and conservation. mediacity:uk will also explore the potential of low and zero carbon technologies, along with opportunities to integrate renewable energy solutions.
Ed Burrows, Peel Media’s property director said, “mediacity:uk is a city for the future, an innovative and exciting development locally, nationally and internationally. Environmental issues are important today but, when the site is up and running in 2011, these issues will be all the more critical. We are working hard to make sure mediacity:uk is future-proof by incorporating the very best environmental and sustainable credentials into every aspect of the development.”
Peel is fully committed to the social and environmental well being of all their developments. As owners of many sites, including listed buildings, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, woodland, historic and unique structures, they have formal responsibilities to uphold. However, the aspirations of the company often go far beyond this and Peel are proud to play an active role in environmental management.
media city salford – development PR: 10 Aug 2007
International property agents appointed for mediacity:uk
Peel Media have appointed international property agents Cushman and Wakefield to assist in the development and promotion of mediacity:uk to potential occupiers. Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s largest privately held real estate services firm and transacted over 10 million sq ft of office space across Europe last year.
Work is already underway onsite at Salford Quays to transform 200 acres of former dockland into an internationally significant creative industries community. The mediacity:uk development will be home not only to the BBC and other leading broadcasters but the full range of media and creative organisations, as well as new retail, leisure and residential space.
Phase 1 of the media city salford development comprises 500,035 sq ft office buildings, broadcast studios (224,400 sq ft), post production facilities (40,000 sq ft) a 206 bed 3 star hotel and 371 apartments, due for completion in 2011.
Ed Burrows, Property Director of Peel said:
“Peel have appointed Cushman and Wakefield as International Property Agents for mediacity:uk. The scale and reach of this development makes it one of the most significant instructions in the Country. We are focusing initially on ensuring that the mediacity:uk offering is the number one choice for the whole of the media industry and believe that Cushman and Wakefield’s international expertise is ideally suited to assisting the team create the best environment to attract a range of media and creative industries.”
Tony Bray, Head of North West Business Space, Cushman & Wakefield said:
“mediacity:uk will be one of the most important commercial led developments in the UK in the next decade. Both its scale and focus on the technology, media and telecoms sector mean it will provide a world class business environment for both national and global firms. We will be levering Cushman & Wakefield’s global platform to attract world renowned tenants to complement the BBC and we are extremely pleased to be able to work on a project which will impact significantly on the economy of the North West.”
media city salford – development background
Once complete, mediacity:uk will deliver over £200 million in additional net value added each year. It will attract private investment of over £300m in the first phase alone, provide space for an estimated 1,150 media, creative and related businesses and provide employment opportunities for 15,500 people.
Cushman & Wakefield transacted over 10 million sqft of office space across Europe last year and was voted European Office Agency Team of the Year for 2006 by Property Week magazine.
Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s largest privately held real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, the firm has 201 offices in 55 countries around the globe, and more than 12,000 talented professionals. Cushman & Wakefield delivers integrated solutions by actively advising, implementing and managing on behalf of landlords, tenants, and investors through every stage of the real estate process. These solutions include helping clients to buy, sell, finance, lease, and manage assets. C&W also provides valuation advice, strategic planning and research, portfolio analysis, and site selection and space location assistance, among many other advisory services.
mediacity:uk Salford information from Creative Concern 100807
mediacity:uk – masterplan : Benoy Architects
Media CityUK award Carbuncle Cup 2011 Winner – Sep 2011
Media CityUK wins the Carbuncle Cup for 2011.
mediacity:uk BBC buildings : Wilkinson Eyre
Media CityUK building, Salford
image from architects
BBC North, MediaCityUK, Salford
photo : Gareth Gardner
BBC North MediaCityUK – 19 Dec
BBC Building : London
Buildings by Benoy
Buildings in the area
Buildings / photos for the mediacity:uk Manchester page welcome
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