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19th January 2023
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New campus to join Media City bringing an additional 1,500 people to the area

Peel L&P is set to deliver yet another university campus to their Media City site after lodging an application with Salford City Council this month that will attract an additional 1,500 students and staff to the bustling area.

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The University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) and the Global Institute for Sport (GIS) are set to occupy a brand-new university campus in Media City delivered by Peel L&P, after the developer applied to convert 11,000 sq ft of vacant office space in Quay Plaza into an education facility that would be used by up to 1,000 students and 400 staff.

Located just over the bridge from Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, this education establishment would provide students and professors with lecture and seminar rooms, staff facilities, and a study lounge in the building, which is joined to the Quayside Retail Outlet, opposite the Lowry Theatre.

Specialising in providing degrees in sports media, communications, and broadcasting, UCFB and GIS have just five institutes across the globe including in Miami and Melbourne, with Manchester serving as the only city to have two campuses within its vicinity.

Speaking of the new university campus, the Chairman and CEO of UCFB and GIS, Brendan Flood, said: “Media City is one of the world’s leading media and tech hubs, and we are incredibly excited to announce our plans to create an exciting new destination for our students.”

In a world-renowned location that is home to BBC, ITV, and dock10, and pre-existing educational establishments, such as a campus for Salford University and the UTC @ MediaCityUK, this new addition would see the demand for housing in the undersupplied local area increase even further – attracting an additional 1,000 students to the neighbourhood that is already home to over 21,500 students.

With one existing development in the local area and another expected to begin construction this year, at Beech Holdings we are aware of the current undersupply of housing in Salford and surrounding Media City, especially in the case of our Brookland House development that completed in September 2021.

Located 500 yards from the Langworthy Metrolink stop, Brookland House has maintained 100% occupancy since its completion and allows residents to get into Media City in just 2 minutes and up to Salford Royal teaching hospital in 8 minutes. With just 25 apartments available within the building, our in-house lettings team receive on average 2,500 rental enquiries for Brookland House each year, which would be able to fill the building 96 times over and has shown an incredible demand for housing in the local area.

Built on our tenant-centric approach to development, we have seen the increasing demand for housing within this area from our very own tenants and decided to bring a brand-new residential offering to Salford that will see an additional 120 apartments built across the road from our Brookland House site, that will become City Co-Living Media City.

Consisting of private, single-occupancy apartments that have access to a wide range of on-site facilities such as a rooftop garden, media rooms, gym and fitness studio, co-workspaces, a resident’s lounge and more, City Co-Living Media City will help us deliver high-quality homes to the students and young professionals of Salford in an area that is crying out for more housing.

To learn more about our brand-new development City Co-Living Media City and to understand the benefits of investing in an undersupplied area, get in touch with one of our expert property consultants today.

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