Media City, Salford Quays
This is a shot of Media City at Salford Quays. It was taken whilst out with Andy Rouse one evening during the week. The weather had been still, and the nights exceptionally clear so we took advantage of the conditions as we knew they were about to turn.
One of the principal occupiers of the site at Media City is the BBC. Their move here caused a lot of controversy back in the mid-2000s when it was announced as the BBC is, by and large, a London based organisation, with a very London-centric coverage in its programming, news and weather, despite it being funded by everybody in the UK through the TV licence tax. The local, independent TV company Granada (part of the ITV network) also moved their studios here too, and there is also a large presence from the media departments of Salford University. The development of the area is still ongoing.