Peel Media appoints consultant to cost manage phase one of Salford scheme

Consultant Gleeds has been appointed cost manager by Peel Media for phase one of mediacity:uk development at Salford Quays in Manchester.

Costing £350mn, the scheme will include over 500,000 sq ft of commercial space, approximately 500 new apartments, a 200 bedroom hotel and an associated public space.

John Murray, managing partner at Gleeds and responsible for the project, said: “Having worked with the BBC at both their White City and Portland Place centres in the past we have a strong track record in this sector.”

At its heart will be a triangle of iconic buildings, the Lowry Centre, The Imperial War Museum North, and a new media complex, which will house the BBC studios catering for children’s, sports and news TV, and radio.

Work began on site in June 2007 and is expected to be completed by 2011.