Posted on January 18, 2017 by staff

MediaCityUK’s Tomorrow building confirms first occupiers


MediaCityUK’s Tomorrow creative and tech workspace has revealed its first three occupiers.

Global Capacity, a leading US connectivity as a service company, independent radio production company Audio Always and design agency Carbon Creative will take up residence in Salford Quays.

“The first tranche of occupiers for Tomorrow represent an eclectic mix of key players in the creative and tech markets,” said Stephen Wild, managing director at MediaCityUK.

“It’s great to see the vision of MediaCityUK as an ecosystem for start-ups come to fruition, progressing to larger spaces as they thrive.

“Equally, Tomorrow is attracting new occupiers like Global Capacity, who are worldwide players in the connectivity sector, and recognise the immense benefits that come from being positioned here as Manchester continues to lead the way in this sector.”

MediaCityUK welcomed a Barclays Eagle Lab to the area late last year.

Global Capacity has multiple offices across the US and will run its UK operations from a 2,227 sq ft office on the first floor of Tomorrow, delivering network connectivity solutions to telecommunication carriers and managed service providers.

Formerly based in The Greenhouse in MediaCity, Audio Always has seen exponential growth since launching as a start-up in 2012 and is now moving into a 957 sq ft space in Tomorrow.

The suite comprises two studios, specifically designed for delivering voiceover sessions, interviews and audio post production.

Director Stuart Morgan said: “Our studios in Tomorrow will enable us to provide our clients with more flexibility in terms of recording and production facilities, and we are very much looking forward to expanding our services within the MediaCityUK community.”

Eco-friendly design consultants Carbon Creative has 14 staff and ambitious recruitment plans for 2017.

Studio director Kate Hadfield said: “We looked at a number of spaces across Manchester but the Tomorrow building tugged our hearts.

“MediaCityUK is the first development in the world to obtain BREEAM Sustainable Community status which is credit to the planning and architecture of the buildings, and very much of interest to us at Carbon.

“We also love the plan for collaborative spaces and hot-desking areas on the ground floor which we are looking forward to making use of.”

The Tomorrow building comprises eight floors of creative workspace and a 112-bed Premier Inn over a further four floors.

The fit-out has already commenced on Ziferblat, an independent, creative co-working space and pay-per-minute sitting room, which will occupy 6,000 sq ft over Tomorrow’s ground floor and mezzanine levels.