Peel Group submits new plans for MediaCityUK
The Peel Group has announced plans over the next 20 years for further phases of MediaCityUK at Salford Quays. The group is seeking outline approval from Salford city Council for an additional 459 000 m2 of development, with the ultimate aim of creating a new town centre for Salford Quays.
The proposed development is expected to be delivered in four phases. It comprises 212 000 m2 of offices, 95 000 m2 of residential, 26 000 m2 of hotel space, 8000 m2 of retail and 2500 m2 of leisure. There will also be 115 000 m2 of parking and high-quality public spaces.
Stephen Wild, managing director of MediaCityUK, said ‘We see the new development playing a pivotal role in supporting what Peel has already built in the initial phases, as well as furthering the city council’s aspiration of creating a new town centre at Salford Quays. This is a 20-year plan and demonstrates our continuing long-term commitment to the area. We will now consult as widely as possible in producing our detailed plans.
MediaCityUK is the new home to BBC North, ITV, Coronation Street, the University of Salford and a host of large and small commercial organisations.