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MediaCityUK set to double in size in £1bn expansion

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Image caption MediaCity already houses 250 businesses including the BBC, ITV, dock10, Ericsson and SIS

MediaCityUK in Salford is set to double in size over the next decade under plans submitted to the council.

Up to 10 new buildings are planned in a £1bn expansion of the site that already houses 250 companies including the BBC.

Key developments include 50,000 m² (540,000 sq ft) of offices, 1,800 apartments, retail and leisure outlets, public spaces and a promenade.

MediaCityUK is a joint venture between Peel Land and Property and Legal and General Capital.

Outline approval for the plans was granted in 2006.

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Image caption A team of architects have been appointed to design the individual plots

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