Vision and history

Our vision is for MediaCityUK to become a leading international hub for the creative and digital sectors - and a vibrant destination to work, live and play. 

Manchester has always shone on a global stage and MediaCityUK is no exception.

In little over seven years, a derelict port has been transformed into a creative portal and it is now a waterfront destination, with digital, creatively and learning and its heart.

A joint venture between Peel Media and Legal and General Capital, MediaCityUK is home to BBC North, ITV, Coronation Street, SIS LIVE, the University of Salford, dock10 and over 250 innovative businesses.

This bespoke community features one of the biggest HD studio complexes in Europe and is complemented by nearly 400 apartments, a hotel and a distinctive range of bars and restaurants.

But it doesn’t end there. The focus is now on the Tomorrow building, where we are looking for inspirational companies to join us for the next part of our journey.

Opening in Summer 2016, Tomorrow will feature an additional 50,000 sq ft (4,600 m2) of commercial office space, designed for fast –paced creative and digital businesses. It will also incorporate a new Premier Inn with 112 bedrooms.

If you’d like to know more about the background to MediaCityUK, download our history briefing.