MediaCity hand over office keys to BBC
Today, the BBC will reportedly receive keys to what is currently known as ‘Building C’ in the acclaimed new development MediaCity, in Salford. The office and studio property will become home to radio station 5 Live and BBC Sport.
It’s also been revealed that MediaCity has become the first development in the world to become a sustainable community that has been approved through BREEAM status.
The development will use water from the Manchester Ship Canal to power the buildings, for both heating and cooling, and will also use a system that reduces CO2 emissions called Tri-Gen.
According to an online press release, Bryan Gray, Chairman of Peel Media said:
“Media and creative companies are typically heavy users of power and, in particular, air-conditioning and cooling so we wanted to incorporate techniques to make MediaCityUK as sustainable as possible.”
Frank Mills, Sustainable Building Design Consultant for Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) said:
“MediaCityUK gained credit under the Climate and Energy category of BREEAM Communities through the use of a tri-generation energy system. In comparison to a conventional approach where boilers and chillers are located in each building, the Tri-gen scheme provides a number of benefits including cost saving phased installation, flexible operation and maintenance, adaptability for future proofing and changes in fuel sources.”
To find out more about sustainable buildings, take a look at our article about BREEAM property assessments, or go to www.breeam.org. For details of office space to rent in Salford, or to find suitable studio or media space, go to officebroker.com or speak to one of our consultants for free, regional advice.