MediaCityUK Studio Block

Salford, United Kingdom

Property owner

Peel Media / BBC

Main contractor

Bovis LendLease


WilkinsonEyre Architects – Fairhursts Design Group

Acoustic consultant

Sandy Brown – Faber Maunsell

Structural engineer



1135 m² CDM-MONT floor & 391 m² CDM-QuietDECK floor

Building type

Arts & Media

Intervention level


CDM solutions were installed in the studios of the largest media development of the UK.

Based at Manchester’s waterfront in Salford Quays, MediaCityUK Studio Block is the largest media development in the UK and will become centre for the world’s leading creative and digital businesses. The BBC is one of mediacity:uk’s anchor tenants and from 2011 it will be home to five BBC departments including two TV channels and two radio stations; three of them are Radio Five Live, BBC Sport and CBeebies.

Many of the studios in the main Studio Block have CDM-MONT-150 jack-up concrete slabs to optimise the sound insulation between noise producing and noise sensitive spaces. These floating floors in combination with the structure of the studios being isolated off CDM-SEB simple elastomer bearings delivering high performance box-in-box constructions.

The TV studios built off the upper floors were built using a heavily damped concrete construction supported at 600mm centres using CDM-QuietDECK isolation rails. In these studios the structure of the studios was built off the floating floors to create the box-in-box whilst providing very stable conditions for the TV cameras.


MediaCityUK Studio Block – CDM-MONT
MediaCityUK Studio Block – CDM-MONT

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