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 Day, Blue Peter, Mastermind, North West Tonight are just some of the programmes which come from MediaCityUK.
The birthplace of television
The first purpose-built broadcast centre in the UK
Broadcasting House, Belfast
BBC Northern Ireland's headquarters since 1941
Broadcasting House, Bristol
Home of the Natural History Unit
Broadcasting House, Cardiff
The BBC's first bespoke headquarters in Wales
Home of the World Service 1940-2012
Camden Palace Theatre
Light entertainment and music from North London
Listening to the world, 1943 to 2018
The BBC Television Film Studios
Home of EastEnders
A temporary measure for 42 years
Former home of BBC Research & Development
Sustaining the BBC during World War 2 and after
The best acoustic in London
The BBC's Northern base in Salford
Headquarters of BBC Scotland
Former London cinema which hosted The Beatles and Dad's Army
A hub for drama, entertainment and factual programmes in Birmingham between 1971 and 2004
Queen's House, WC2
Centre of English language learning
A film studio regenerated into a TV studio used by the BBC from 1954 to 1975
The first home of the BBC
The Television Factory
A mecca for the stars of the 1960s
The emergency broadcasting centre