Salford University’s Media City base completed

The fit out of Salford University's new facility at Peel's Media City UK has been completed.

 Salford UniversityA team including Overbury, The Fairhursts Design Group and Buro Four finished work on the premises, which covers 100,000 sq ft across four floors of the Orange Building designed by Sheppard Robson.

The £18m fit out has taken three years to deliver and includes TV studios, radio production studios, edit suites, lecture spaces, a digital café open to members of the public, a glass staircase in the centre of the main atrium and a 12m long art installation.

The building was constructed by Bovis Lend Lease and the project team also included Halcrow Yolles, Hoare Lea, RPS Group and F&G.

Nick Hague, project director at Buro Four, said: "It's the first time a university has taken space in a multi-tenanted office block and that in itself has thrown up a number of challenges we have had to overcome.

 Salford University campus at Media City"The production suites, studios and digital infrastructure have been specified by industry experts, installed by the most talented technicians and future proofed for emerging creative technologies. We have used 100 miles of technical cabling and 183 sq meters of coloured glass to create the stunning main staircase.

"The project has been carefully designed to inspire staff to develop new teaching methods and stimulate students by encouraging collaborative learning. It's worlds apart from most university campuses and will no doubt set a new benchmark for academic fit out."

Teaching at Salford University's new premises began on Tuesday 4 October and the building caters for 1,500 students on 39 courses.

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