SJ8097 : MediaCityUK

taken 8 years ago, near to Trafford Park, Trafford, Great Britain

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Looking across Salford Quays' North Bay, towards MediaCityUK.

The main landmarks illuminated in the photo are, from left to right:
• The swing footbridge which links MediaCityUK with Trafford Wharf on the southern bank of the Manchester Ship Canal
• (The corner of) the BBC’s Bridge House - where Blue Peter, Mastermind, Dragons Den and BBC Bitesize are produced (which is just visible behind)
• BBC Quay House - from where BBC Breakfast, Match of the Day, BBC Radio Manchester, North West Tonight and BBC Radio 5 Live are broadcast.
• The Studios on Broadway which contain seven high-definition studios, claimed to be the largest such facility in Europe. The larger of two audio studios, sitting on hydraulic jacks to insulate it from noise generated in the surrounding studios, is dedicated to the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
• Dock House (not lit up) which will contain the BBC's Research and Religion and Ethics departments
Behind these are (from left to right):
• The Heart, one of the 22-storey apartment blocks which form the residential elements of the MediaCityUK development, providing 378 apartments in two tower blocks.
• The Blue Tower office block
• The other apartment block, "Number One", next to The Studios,
• The Holiday Inn hotel.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 31 January, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8034 9726 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.3021N 2:17.8589W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8047 9723
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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