Work is underway on the £20m Tomorrow project at Media City.
The scheme, which totals over 100,000 sq ft and fronts onto Broadway, features a 112-bed hotel, as well as new offices and studio space to meet the increasing demand for the fast-growing creative and digital industries.
Bowmer and Kirkland, the appointed construction partner on the scheme, started work earlier last month using architectural plans completed by Chapman Taylor and work is scheduled to be completed by summer 2016.
The managing director of MediaCityUK, Stephen Wild, said: “MediaCityUK has been a key trigger in the explosion of creative start-ups and national relocations so it’s essential that we give these businesses the right type of space and the flexibility to grow organically. The design of Tomorrow is experimental, quirky and a little bit different and what will be on offer at Tomorrow will be complementary to the state-of-the-art digital technology in broadcast & production, audio and virtual reality arena currently offered at the Landing and Dock10. Equally, MediaCityUK has become a thriving destination and our new hotel will be able to service the increasing number of people visiting the area”.
Tomorrow will be located in a 10-storey building, with four floors dedicated to a Premier Inn, while the remaining six will be for business use. The office space will provide a blank canvas for occupiers to design their own creative space that is unique to their requirements. The offices will have a studio/warehouse feel, with features including exposed ceilings.
Neil Brook, Regional Director for Bowmer and Kirkland said: “Bowmer and Kirkland is delighted to have been awarded this prestigious project for the Peel Group at MediaCityUK. We hope that this will be the first of many projects as we continue to grow our business in the North West”.