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.
10.5 million visitors to MediaCity and Quayside
We sent zero waste to landfill for the fifth consecutive year.
Over £75k donated in-kind to local organisations
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.
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.
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/.
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.
Over 50% of our people are Carbon Literate
MediaCity was the first development in the UK to achieve the BREEAM Communities standard in 2011
Engaged with 190 people on charitable, cultural and health & wellbeing activities
Are you an energy saver?
The effects of the energy crisis are far-reaching, and we can all do our bit. At MediaCity, we have launched a campaign to get the conversation going to reduce our energy consumption. We will be highlighting helpful guides, tips and tricks, events, and more that you can engage with individually, or as a business, to make meaningful reductions to your energy use
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.
ISO 50001 Accreditation
Carbon Literacy Gold Award
UKGBC Goldleaf member
Green Flag Award
UNSDGs Support the Goals