Media City UK

Client: Peel Media Studios
Value: £60 Million
Location: Salford Quays, Manchester
Service: Quantity Surveying

Specialist fit out of nine television Studios and all estate-wide landlord fit out works outside the Media City base build, together with a number of retail units, several hundred thousand sq ft of multi storey offices and post-production areas. Walker Sime were appointed to plan, manage and deliver the extremely complex technical fit out of the state of the art new television studios, to meet the occupation date for the relocation of the BBC to the North West.

A budget of £30m was agreed for the TV studios fit out once we engaged with specialist studio lighting and audio companies. The works included everything from the fit out of TV and audio studios of varying size including one of the largest in Europe. The scheme was a resounding success. Completed on time and budget. All critical dates were met and budgets never exceeded. The studios opened on time with no technical problems despite some huge challenges.