Communities & Regeneraton

Salford Quays


A major hub for broadcasting, creative and digital enterprises which became operational in January 2011 and is now home to the BBC, ITV, Coronation Street, dock10, the University of Salford, The Hut Group, Kellogg’s and more than 250 smaller creative and digital businesses. The next 10 years will see an investment of over £1 billion to double MediaCity’s existing footprint by 2030 with more office buildings, retail and leisure, residential, public realm and gardens.

Key Info

Project Theme
Communities & Regeneraton
Health & Wellbeing
Local Enterprise Partnership
Greater Manchester
Project Status
Local Authority
Salford City Council
Key Sector
Media & Retail, Leisure, Service


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Our Story

Samantha Hawkins, Student

“I’m now feeling really positive about my future”

Samantha Hawkins is a Year 10 TV, Radio and Film student at The University Technical College, MediaCity and was in the school’s first year intake in 2015.

“The year I was born my dad started work in the Anchorage Building overlooking Anchorage Basin, where he literally watched MediaCity grow. Whenever I walked past I would have a nosey at it being built and always felt it was a school that I’d like to go to one day. Today, I’m a student at UTC and my parents are so happy that I’ve found a school I love and that I can channel my studies towards the area that I eventually want to work in. “It’s not just about media-related subjects – I also study four sciences, including three in computer science. We also get to do watersports in the Quays – an activity I wouldn’t normally get the opportunity to do. Every day I feel excited about coming to school and I’m now feeling really positive about my future.