New aerial shots of MediaCity, and a weekly round-up… (Updated, annotated photo)

Wouldn’t you like to see some brand new aerial shots of MediaCityUK? Of course you would! (full quality images after the jump)

These were taken last week (hence the sunshine) and provided by those lovely people at MediaCityUK.

And in other MediaCityUK related news;

  • 55% of BBC Sport managers have decided to make the move North, continuing the recent trend and taking the average figure across the 5 relocating departments to 45%. The recent results indicate that a higher number of people than expected will decide to move to Salford.
  • BBC North Director Peter Salmon wrote a piece for the Yorkshire Post emphasising the positive impact that the BBC’s move to Salford is likely to have on the whole of the North, in particular the benefits for Northern talent – “In what is a very difficult climate, especially for young talent in the North, we will be out actively looking for talented people in the North for the new jobs which will be available.”
  • The Telegraph reports that the BBC’s move to Salford could be anywhere from £1m to £91m more expensive than staying in London. A separate report compiled by relocation consultancy Governetz said the BBC could be “mired in an employee relations disaster” by September 09, because of a “weakness of project management control and wholly inadequate staff resourcing“. The BBC said “We have never presented Salford as a money-saving project. In the long term – indeed, over 20 years – we expect savings on London operating costs.
  • Damian Kavanagh has been appointed as Controller of CBBC, replacing Anne Gilchrist who declined the move to Salford. Kavanagh says: “I’m delighted to be heading back into BBC Children’s and building on the incredible success CBBC has had to date. It’s a very exciting time to be working in children’s programming.

And finally, Peel’s latest project has been given the go-ahead by Salford City Council – a £400m ‘Port Salford’. The facility, which will provide five container berths for cargo ships, is likely to create as many as 2,000 jobs and will reduce the amount of freight on the northwest’s roads by doubling traffic on the Manchester Ship Canal.

Update: I’ve added an annotated version of one of the ariel pics, to help you figure out what’s what.

(Click for full quality)

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