Satellite Information Services (SIS) has announced plans to relocate its London operation to MediaCityUK, making it the first commercial tenant to sign up for space at Salford Quays.
The plan will involve relocating the company’s production and engineering facilities from its offices in London N1 in a phased move that will stretch into 2013. SIS will take a minimum of 25,000 sq ft of space within one of the studio towers at MediaCityUK and all in all expects to have in excess of 100 staff working in Salford.
Commenting on the move, David Holdgate, Chief Executive of SIS, said: “The MediaCityUK development at Salford Quays represents a fantastic opportunity for SIS and our staff to be based in what will become the television centre of the UK. As well as co-locating with some key clients, including the BBC, we’ll have the advantage of purpose built premises.”
Bryan Gray, Chairman of Peel Media, developers and owners of MediaCityUK, added: “We are delighted that SIS has taken the strategic decision to relocate its London operation to MediaCityUK. The company has a first class reputation within the broadcasting industry, and the experience and expertise of SIS staff will be a key component in what MediaCityUK has to offer. We look forward to working closely together.”