In case you were wondering what a ‘media city’ or ‘global media community’ would look like, we’ve got some info on the new flats at Salford Quays, ahead of the BBC’s move of Radio 5 Live, Children’s and some of Future Media and Technology.
Not only are the new dwellings billed as “tasteful, exquisite, and refined”, you’ll get to “experience (media) city living” and “be at the heart of it”. Continuing with the odd punctuation, Peel Media has named the blocks ‘TheHeart’ and ‘NumberOne’.
Brand new, contemporary waterfront apartments are now available in the spectacular environs of MediaCityUK at Salford Quays. Available to buy or rent in two towers fronting the Manchester Ship Canal, there are studios, one, two or three bedroom apartments with the upper floors having breathtaking views of MediaCityUK and the surrounding area.
Peel Media is developing a global media community here and, as a resident, you will be at the heart of the excitement. BBC North and the University of Salford will open their respective new headquarters at MediaCityUK in 2011 while the most high-tech broadcast studio development in the UK will be creating content for a wide range of programmes. The apartments benefit from the fastest residential broadband connection in the country; a new tram stop on the doorstep; bars and restaurants; a Booths food store and a stunning public piazza and park.
A word of warning, if this YouTube video is anything to go by, your neighbours will look like they’re straight out of the Monsters Inc factory.