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MediaCity appoints new head of asset management as destination evolves

MediaCity has appointed Stephen Kirk as Head of Asset Management for Salford’s creative, tech and digital destination as it continues to make progress with its phase two plans.

Stephen will lead a team of six who oversee the core portfolio of MediaCity’s buildings within the Landsec and Peel L&P joint venture partnership including the Studios, Orange, Tomorrow, Blue and White towers as well as space beyond the JV partnership in Quayside MediaCity and the cluster of Peel L&P properties along Broadway including The Nest, The Alex and The Vic.

Amassing over 20 years’ experience in real estate investment management and the property sector in the UK and Europe, Stephen was latterly Head of Commercial Investment at Liverpool City Council, including a secondment with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as their Senior Investment Lead.

Prior to joining Liverpool City Council, he has worked in a range of asset management roles at Director level within Lapithus/Apollo as well as Alpha Real Capital and within the European Corporate Real Estate Services department at DTZ – now Cushman & Wakefield.

Stephen Kirk, Head of Asset Management said: “It’s exciting to be back in the private sector working within one of the most dynamic destinations and its property portfolio in the north of England. There’s a vast amount of existing and planned opportunity at MediaCity and I’m looking forward to working within the team on MediaCity’s multi layered and unique offering.”

Stephen Wild, MediaCity Managing Director, added: “We’re in the midst of an exciting phase for MediaCity where we’re continually adapting to market demands through our flexible workspace offer ARRIVE while securing future growth opportunities for our SMEs elsewhere within the site. Stephen’s wealth of experience in asset management and insights from the public and private sector will be a great asset as we progress with our phase two plans.”

Stephen’s appointment follows planning approval in October 2022 for a new, highly sustainable 312,000 sq ft office development in the heart of MediaCity and the recent expansion and rebrand of its flexible workspace offer ARRIVE.

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