£20m Expansion at MediaCityUK commences on Tomorrow
An exciting new development at MediaCityUK named ‘Tomorrow’ has got underway.
The £20m project totals over 100,000 sq ft and fronts onto Broadway. It features a 112-bed hotel – enhancing the offering at MediaCityUK as a visitor destination and new offices and studio space to meet the increasing demand for the fast-growing creative and digital industries.
Bowmer and Kirkland, (the appointed construction partner on the scheme), started work earlier last month (March 2015), using architectural plans completed by Chapman Taylor and work is scheduled to be completed by summer 2016.
The managing director of MediaCityUK, Stephen Wild, said: “MediaCityUK has been a key trigger in the explosion of creative start-ups and national relocations so it’s essential that we give these businesses the right type of space and the flexibility to grow organically. The design of Tomorrow is experimental, quirky and a little bit different and what will be on offer at Tomorrow will be complementary to the state-of-the-art digital technology in broadcast & production, audio and virtual reality arena currently offered at the Landing and Dock10. Equally, MediaCityUK has become a thriving destination and our new hotel will be able to service the increasing number of people visiting the area”.
Tomorrow will be located in a 10-storey building, with four floors dedicated to the hotel (Premier Inn), while the remaining six will be for business use. The office space will provide a blank canvas for occupiers to design their own creative space that is unique to their requirements. The offices will have a studio/warehouse feel, with features including exposed ceilings.
Neil Brook, Regional Director for Bowmer and Kirkland said: “Bowmer and Kirkland is delighted to have been awarded this prestigious project for the Peel Group at MediaCityUK. We hope that this will be the first of many projects as we continue to grow our business in the North West”.
Tomorrow will give businesses an extra option for location of commercial premises, adding to The Greenhouse, The Pie Factory, White, Orange and Blue Towers, The Landing, Digital World Centre, Quay West, The Victoria and The Alexandra.
As well as being home to the BBC, ITV, Coronation Street and the University of Salford, more than 200 smaller media and tech companies are now based at MediaCityUK.
In March, Peel announced that Legal & General Capital (LGC) had become a new 50% shareholder in MediaCityUK.
Salford City Council gave the green light to plans in September 2014.
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