MediaCityUK Phase 2 Location City: Manchester, UK

Mixed Use, Leisure, Office, Residential
Masterplanning, Architecture, BIM
Peel Media Ltd / L&G Capital


MediaCityUK set to double in size with £1bn expansion

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Key Info

Ten new development plots totalling 210,000m² and provides; 1,800 residential units; 50,000m² office space; restaurants; new public square pocket park and associated public realm
7.7 hectares / 211,000m² GEA
Detailed Planning Consent granted Oct 2016
All 10 buildings are targeting BREEAM ‘Excellent’ ratings
Key award:
‘Planning Permission of the Year 2017’ at the UK Planning Awards 2017

​Doubling in size

"Technology and media is a rapidly growing sector in Manchester, which is now considered the second largest creative and digital hub in Europe. MediaCityUK has been a key trigger in the explosion of creative start-ups and national relocations”.

Against this background, the £1 billion, 211,000m², second phase of MediaCityUK gained planning consent in September 2016 and triggered the start of the next step on the journey of establishing MediaCityUK into a sustainable mixed-use community.

​Doubling in ambition

Already home to the BBC, ITV, University of Salford and over 250 creative media businesses, MediaCityUK is a major digital media hub, centre of learning and established visitor destination.

Major residential component

The Phase 2 scheme includes a major residential component, comprising 1,800 private sale and build-to-rent city apartments and town houses. 

A mix of new office, retail and leisure uses

It will also deliver over 55,000m² of additional office space, retail and leisure uses, as well as a sequence of new public spaces.

Chapman Taylor’s role on Phase 2 includes the development of the overall masterplan and individual plot briefs, coordinating the work of six other architects on ten plots and also designing three of the buildings, including; a 470 unit build-to-rent apartment building with ground floor restaurants surrounding a landscaped court, an 11,000m² BCO ‘Grade A’ office building, and a 1,050 space multi-storey car park, with office, live/work space, energy centre and an LED ‘media wall’.

For more information please contact:

Tim Partington
Director (Manchester)
T: +44 (0) 161 828 6500


Planning Permission of the Year 2017 - Planning Magazine
Planning Permission of the Year 2017 - Planning Magazine
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