Project Orange, Salford Manchester, UK

MediaCityUK is an innovative, creative hub, a purpose-built home for creative and digital businesses, on a waterfront site. Sheppard Robson’s Orange building is a true mixed-use scheme at the heart of the development, providing retail, university accommodation and nine storeys of office space.

One of the first schemes in the UK to develop a speculative office building capable of accommodating education establishments, this is a potential model and opportunity for both developers and universities. Sheppard Robson’s design fulfils the requirements of both users, and protects the investment for the long term. Separate entrances, each with a distinct identity, define the building for both university and commercial occupiers, and ensure both tenants a definable presence within the development. Two floorplates have been generated to ensure appeal to the widest variety of occupiers, with 35,000ft² floorplates in the podium and 15,000ft² floorplates in the tower. These have been further future-proofed with pre-installed services for a variety of occupation strategies and, with media use in mind, the option of multiple tenancies per storey.

Client
  • Peel Media Ltd
Size
30,000 m2
Completion
2011
Awards
  • British Council for Offices - Shortlisted
  • RICS - Shortlisted
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