The first of three buildings at MediaCityUK in Salford were handed to the BBC on Monday 28th September.
Construction company Bovis Lend Lease gave the BBC its keys to what is currently known as building ‘C’, which will be home to radio station 5 Live and BBC Sport.
It was also announced that the residential tower behind that building will be ready for people to move in from March 2010, and that the new MediaCity Metrolink station will be up and running by June.
Chris Farrow, chief executive of Central Salford URC, said: “It’s a myth that regeneration takes a lifetime. We don’t buy into that – it makes a change every day.
“There are 221 new apprenticeships that wouldn’t have happened were it not for MediaCity so we are not waiting for it to come along, these things are happening as we speak.”
Source: Business Desk