Salford University has signed an agreement for lease for their ‘higher education centre’ at the heart of MediaCityUK. The 100,000 sq ft centre will include a broadcast zone, digital media zone, virtual laboratory, digital performance space and creative spaces for use in academic teaching, project-based learning and user-centred design and innovation.
This makes Salford Uni the second anchor tenant at MediaCityUK, following the BBC. Rumours about the Salford Uni building began in September last year, about the same time ITV was reported to be considering a move (still no official announcement about that).
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Harloe said: “There is a New Media revolution happening across the globe, and the University is pioneering a nationally significant development here in Salford.
Our vision is to create, at the heart of MediaCityUK, ground-breaking ways of engagement for the benefit of our students, our staff and our community and industry partners. We are confident this will become a catalyst for future change within the higher education sector.”
BBC Director General Mark Thompson said: “The University’s presence alongside key parts of the BBC means MediaCityUK will be one of the places where the future of the media industry will be shaped.”
You can see more details on the Salford University website.