Location: Salford Quays, Manchester, UK
Architect: FDG Fairhurst
MediaCityUK was designed to provide a purpose-built home for creative and digital businesses. Centred around a waterfront public realm area twice the size of London's Trafalgar Square.
With several facade constructions the main works at Media City comprise lightweight steel SFS wall construction with aluminium composite rainscreen panels and glazed windows, other facades incorporate structural silicone glazed curtain wall.
MediaCityUK is a destination in its own right, complete with bars, cafés and restaurants. The development's piazza is designed to accommodate up to 5,000 people, making it a natural focal point both day and night.