The BBC's home in the North

2004 saw the UK government make public its wish that a large part of the BBC should move outside London, and in 2006 the Salford Quays site was chosen outside Manchester.

Bridge House, Dock House and Quay House are now the homes of some 2,700 BBC staff. It is co-sited with ITV, with whom it shares the use of the largest studios on the site. The entire centre is one of the largest HDTV programme making facilities in Europe.

The site is the home of BBC Children's (CBeebies and CBBC) and BBC Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live and 6Music, as well as BBC Radio Manchester and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

BBC Breakfast, Match of the DayBlue Peter, MastermindNorth West Tonight are just some of the programmes which come from MediaCityUK.