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Thursday, November 15, 2012

MediaCityUK Manchester

MediaCityUK in the Salford Quays area of Manchester close to The Lowry, The Lowry Outlet Mall, and the Imperial War Museum North is a large new development in this canal side area.

Quay House, Media City UK


MediaCityUK on the Manchester Ship Canal is now home to BBC North (BBC Breakfast, Children's TV, Sport including Match of the Day, Learning, Radio 5 Live and Future Media and Technology), various ITV departments, media related faculties of the University of Salford, Satellite Information Services Ltd (SIS) and a new Holiday Inn Hotel.

MediaCityUK, Salford, Manchester


The development also includes residential property in the form of 378 apartments and a number of shops and restaurants: WH Smith, Costa and a branch of the Japanese-style noodle chain Wagamama are some of the tenants.

Work began on the site in 2007 with the first stage of construction completed in 2011. MediaCityUK utilizes a gas-powered tri-generation energy plant using water from the ship canal for heating and cooling the buildings.

Quay House, MediaCityUK, Manchester


The nearest Metrolink station is MediaCityUK or Harbour City - take a tram from Piccadilly Station on the Eccles Line. The #9 bus links Salford Crescent rail station and Salford Shopping City with MediaCityUK and The Lowry at Salford Quays.

Other attractions within the cities of Manchester and Salford include the Canal Street Gay VillageKing StreetChinatown, the Arndale CenterUrbis, the Royal Exchange Theatre and Manchester Cathedral.

MediaCityUK Manchester UK


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