Peel submits Media City phase two plans

Peel Media has submitted the planning application for the second phase of Media City UK, a mixed-use development of hotel, offices, retail, leisure, residential and parking.

Media City The QuaysThe site is bounded by Broadway, South Langworthy Road and The Quays. Salford City Council has started the statutory consultation period into the application and will consult until 25 January. The planning committee decision is scheduled for 22 March.

The breakdown of uses on the application is as follows:

  • 2.3m sq ft offices
  • 1,036 residential units
  • 278,000 sq ft hotel
  • 87,000 sq ft local retail
  • 27,000 sq ft leisure
  • 1.2m sq ft parking
  • Total: 4.9m sq ft

Peel described the scheme as a new town centre for Salford Quays and said it would take 20 years to build out in four phases.

Stephen Wild, managing director, MediaCityUK, said: "We see the new development playing a pivotal role in supporting what Peel has already built in the initial phases, as well as furthering the city council's aspiration of creating a new town centre at Salford Quays. This is a 20-year plan and demonstrates our continuing long-term commitment to the area. We will now consult as widely as possible in producing our detailed plans."

If fully built out, the second phase would eclipse the first, completed in 2011. Phase one contains 770,000 sq ft of offices including BBC North in 330,000 sq ft in three buildings and ITV in 46,500 sq ft; 378 apartments, a 218-bed Holiday Inn hotel, 80,000 sq ft of retail anchored by Booths, and a 2,300-space car park.

Liverpool-based Bain Wright Partnership is planning consultant to Peel Media.

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