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The move will soon be complete - relatively speaking, at least - with staff from the Children's, Sport, New Media, Five Live, Research and personnel departments all expected to be resident in their new home at MediaCity:UK within 12 months.
It's fair to say the relocation has its fair share of critics, but many have been eagerly looking forward to the opportunities it creates for Salford and Greater Manchester.
To investigate the effect MediaCity:UK will have on the surrounding region, Place North West and sister publication How-Do have organised a conference called Impact of Media City that is sure to spark interesting discussion for professionals working in the property market.
Impact of Media City - Monday 20th June
The event will touch upon a wide range of topics that affect the property sector - both commercial and residential - with attendees discussing the current and potential size of the property market in Salford and Greater Manchester, as well as how big a part future investment in property is going to play over the next couple of years.
What's more, it should give people a chance to talk about anticipated rise in demand of residential and commercial buildings as a result of the influx of BBC staff to the region.
Speaking at the event will be:
- Ivan Lewis MP (Bury South) - Shadow culture secretary
- Jaimie Ferguson - Urban design director at Building Design Partnership
- Alice Webb - Project director at BBC North
- Paul Newman - Director at Peel Media
- David Holgate - chief executive of Satellite Information Services
- Malcolm Allan - director at Locum Destination Consulting
- David Geddes - Principal associate at Locum Destination Consulting
- Darren Minshall - Talent and development director at McCann Manchester
Organisers of the event have suggested property and business consultants attend, as well as owners and managers of media, creative and marketing services firms, suppliers of services to the media, educational organisations and more.
Impact of Media City will take place on June 20th at One First Street, Manchester from 09:00. Tickets for half a day cost £85+VAT, while a full day, which includes lunch costs £145+VAT. To book tickets, click here.