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Sustainability

Sustainability

People and planet come first; we’re developing a more prosperous, sustainable future for all.

Our approach to Sustainability:

At MediaCity, we work with stakeholders to deliver a more prosperous and climate resilient future for all. Working in partnership we are innovating, creating and implementing ideas at scale. Smart built environments, low carbon energy solutions, functional green public realm and the promotion of sustainable travel options are just some of the areas in which we are delivering real transformation.

Visit

10.5 million visitors to MediaCity and Quayside 

Green Space

We sent zero waste to landfill for the fifth consecutive year.

Health

Over £75k donated in-kind to local organisations 

Key topics:

Net Zero Carbon

MediaCity has the highest cluster of buildings verified as Net Zero Carbon in Operation against the UK Green Building Council’s 2019 framework definition, including one of the UKs first retail destinations – Quayside MediaCity. Our Net Zero Carbon reports can be viewed in the occupier portal.

Climate Resilience

We have completed climate risk assessments on all our assets across MediaCity and the Quays, to understand the current and future risks, as well as identify adaptation measures, we can take to reduce our risk to our changing climate.

Social value

We work with our partners to deliver events and activities that provide a positive social impact to our occupiers and community. Delivering social value cannot be achieved without working in partnership, which is why we created the Sustainability and Social Value Network (SSVN) – a group of sustainability enthusiasts from across the estate. Find out more about the network here - https://www.mediacityuk.co.uk/time-for-action/.

Biodiversity

As we continue to develop MediaCity, we need to ensure we are putting more back into the environment than we are taking out. Therefore, we have completed a voluntary biodiversity net gain assessment and are working towards providing 10% more by 2030.

News

Over 50% of our people are Carbon Literate 

Green Spaces 2

MediaCity was the first development in the UK to achieve the BREEAM Communities standard in 2011 

Family

Engaged with 190 people on charitable, cultural and health & wellbeing activities 

Our Campaigns

Achieving our Sustainability and ESG goals at MediaCity would not be possible without working in partnership with stakeholders.

Click here to view all campaigns

Travel choices

There are many ways to reach us at MediaCity, a walk along the Manchester Ship Canal, a cycle on National Cycling Network Route 55, a trip on Greater Manchester Metrolink trams, a ride on one of several bus services and if that is not enough, you can drive to us. 

The Garage, our multi-storey car park, has 20 EV charging points should you need to charge your electric or hybrid vehicle whilst visiting us. 

We continue to encourage people to use active travel options; demonstrated through our ActiveScore Platinum award for our cycling provision and excellent occupier engagement services through the Bicycle User Group (B.U.G), as well as the Transport for Greater Manchester’s Sustainability Journey Gold award. There are various other ways to reach us including Metrolink tram and several bus services.

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Awards

  • ISO 50001 Accreditation

  • ActiveScore Platinum

  • Carbon Literacy Gold Award

  • EcoVadis Silver

  • UKGBC Goldleaf member

  • Green Flag Award

  • Business declares

  • UNSDGs Support the Goals