BBC to move over 200 more jobs to MediaCityUK

The BBC is to move a further 200-plus jobs to MediaCityUK.

The corporation has announced that around 120 Future Media and 102 Technology roles will move to Salford during 2015, adding to the 3,000-plus BBC staff already based on the campus.

Peter Salmon, Director England, said: “These 200 plus new roles for Salford cement its position as a key digital hub for the UK.”

Inside the BBC's Quay House at MediaCityUK

Inside the BBC’s Quay House at MediaCityUK

Around 25 BBC Workplace & Safety staff will also be moving to the new home of the BBC Academy and HR in Birmingham.

Salmon added: “The North and Midlands are right at the heart of BBC plans to spend the Licence Fee closer to all our audiences.

“These additional jobs for Birmingham – alongside key training moves already announced for our BBC Mailbox base – mean more than 200 positions are being created there from next year, too. It’s another significant development that keeps the Corporation locked into England’s most creative regions.”

Anne Bulford, Managing Director Finance and Operations, added: “We are well advanced with reducing the amount of space the BBC occupies in London W12. Spending less on these buildings will enable us to invest more of the Licence Fee in programmes, as well as continuing to build up our presence out of London, ultimately bringing us closer to audiences.

“BBC Worldwide is due to leave the Media Centre early in 2015, so we are developing proposals on how to accommodate the remaining occupants and free up this building to release savings.”

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