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£50m refinancing deal for Peel

£50m refinancing deal for Peel

Peel’s property division, which is behind MediaCityUK, has secured a £50m refinancing deal with RBS. Peel Land and Property Group explained that the cash was part of a divisional restructure, to help it with the “strategic management” of its investment property portfolio. The division’s property interests are valued at around £2bn and include a major […]

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Orega increases presence in Greater Manchester with Blue Tower investment

Orega increases presence in Greater Manchester with Blue Tower investment

Serviced officer provider, Orega has taken up 24,000sq ft of office space across 3 floors of the Blue Tower at MediaCityUK. The new business centre will offer flexible work spaces ranging from 2 desks to 100+. They will all be served by a reception, shared waiting area, as well as break-out space, meeting rooms and […]

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SIS Live to run network operation centres from MediaCityUK office

SIS Live to run network operation centres from MediaCityUK office

SIS Live is installing high bandwidth dedicated fibre networks to key sports and leisure venues up and down the country. This includes fibre links to all Premier League grounds and as a result, two 24/7 network operations centres and teleports will be running out of its MediaCityUK and Milton Keynes offices. “By recently securing a major contract for Premier League […]

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“Creative industries are booming” as The Greenhouse has busiest quarter to date

“Creative industries are booming” as The Greenhouse has busiest quarter to date

Bosses at MediaCityUK say the creative and digital industries in the North West are “booming”. It comes as The Greenhouse reports the busiest quarter in its history, with 9 new tenants moving in. “In the latest wave of new tenants we’ve attracted a refreshing mix of start-ups, relocations, not just from within the region but […]

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Unique signing musical Bad Elvis premieres at MediaCityUK

Unique signing musical Bad Elvis premieres at MediaCityUK

A stage performance of BBC Radio 4 play, Bad Elvis, will debut at the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus tomorrow (21st March). What makes the production unique is that it’s a sign, dance and theatre musical based on the radio play. Performed by touring company, Signdance Collective International (SDCI), the aim is to make radio […]

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The Landing’s Carbon Digital launches CGI games and toy division

The Landing’s Carbon Digital launches CGI games and toy division

Carbon Digital has announced that it’s launching a new Carbon GT brand focusing purely on game trailers and toy commercials. Based at MediaCityUK, it will specialise in producing CGI for the sector, following work for Formula 1 and Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters’ brand, which led to “a surge in enquiries” from the computer games industry. “Our specialism in […]

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Profits up but Pinewood Studios appeals for expansion

Profits up but Pinewood Studios appeals for expansion

Pinewood Shepperton Studios, which is majority owned by Peel’s Goodweather Investment Management operation, has seen profits and turnover rise in the last 6 months. The Peel Group owns and operates MediaCityUK. However, the Group is continuing to push to get its £200m expansion plans approved. It’s appealed a decision by the local council decision to […]

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Flix to open 29,000sq ft production and post facilities at MediaCityUK

Flix to open 29,000sq ft production and post facilities at MediaCityUK

Flix Facilities will expand its presence at MediaCityUK with a new 23,500sq ft facility on Broadway as well as a 5,500 sq ft space at The White Tower. These are on top of current operations in the centre of Manchester and at The Pie Factory. The latest move will also see Flix diversifying from its […]

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