X1 Media City is an iconic residential development in the heart of Salford Quays.
Comprising four glass towers within the now-infamous MediaCityUK, X1 Media City will bring high-end city living to the picturesque Salford Quays waterfront. Upon completion, this development will be home to 1,100 stunning apartments, with each tower hosting 275 apartments ranging from self-contained studios to spacious 2-bed apartments.
With Towers 1 and 2 of this unique development already sold out and in construction, X1 Media City has high investor demand, with the remaining two towers expected to sell out as quickly as their predecessors.
MediaCityUK is home to over 250 businesses, including the ITV Granada Studios, the University of Salford & Knight Knox’s headquarters.
SETTING THE STANDARD IN LUXURY LIVING
X1 Media City is redefining contemporary residential living. This development’s stunning exterior is only a snapshot of the luxury within - throughout its 544,820 total square footage, the luxury, comfort and convenience of its tenants is of the upmost importance.
Every inch of this £200m site is meticulously designed with its residents in mind. Each tower’s selection of 275 apartments will be furnished to the highest of standards, with most benefitting from a truly spectacular view of the picturesque waterfront, MediaCityUK, or the vibrant city of Salford. Apartments in X1 Media City will benefit from a fully-fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and utensils, fitted chrome en-suites and family bathrooms, bright and spacious double bedrooms, and a large open-plan contemporary living area, fully-furnished and including a 42” LCD TV*.
In addition, the communal facilities in X1 Media City will be second-to-none. Not only will the ground floors be dedicated to retail units for the tenants’ expediency, but this development will be home to a private cinema for the exclusive use of its residents.
This comes alongside the private gym and allocated underground car parking spaces as standard. Furthermore, X1 Media City will utilise an electronic fob-operated door entry system with video link so that residents will feel safe and secure in their high-end home.
Fully furnished with sofas, coffee table and dining table and chairs, 42” LCD TV and stand. Finished with a stunning contemporary white finish.
Fitted chrome bathroom with state-of-theart white appliances and ceramic tiling.
Features down-lighters, double bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinet and finished with neutral carpeting.
Top-of-the-range stainless steel kitchen with laminated worktops, and comes fully equipped with utensils and built-in appliances. **
The reputation of MediaCityUK truly precedes it—since its creation in 2011, the area has gone from strength to strength, living up to its name as Europe’s first purpose-built media hub. This reputation comes in large part thanks to the ITV studios who, alongside over 250 ancillary businesses in the TMT (Tech/Media/ Telecommunications) sector, call MediaCityUK home.
The picturesque Salford Quays waterfront has always been a tourist destination because of its close proximity to such cultural attractions as the Imperial War Museum, the famous Lowry Theatre, and Old Trafford; home of one of the most famous football clubs in the world—Manchester United. However, since the arrival of MediaCityUK, the area has skyrocketed. Businesses, workers and tenants alike have flocked to the area, keen to take advantage of the up-and-coming area dubbed affectionately in the press as ‘The Canary Wharf of the North’.
But what is it that makes MediaCityUK so sought-after? Its status as a media hub, as well as being a prime catalyst for employment and future growth, has enhanced Salford’s reputation tenfold, with its popularity growing in tandem.
But it’s not just tenants, homeowners and businesses that are seeing the incredible potential of MediaCityUK - the site is slowly but surely becoming a firm favourite with both the regional and national press, with many comparing it to London and praising its stunning redevelopment and its substantial contribution to both the local area and the national economy.
MediaCityUK has something for everyone. Whether a day shopping in the Lowry Outlet Mall, an afternoon of culture at the Lowry Theatre and the Imperial War Museum, or a night of food and socialising in one of the area’s many bars and restaurants, MediaCityUK has it all.
As well as home to some of the biggest names in broadcasting, MediaCityUK also hosts a selection of high-end amenities, including a luxury supermarket, a selection of bars and shops, and even a restaurant owned by illustrious celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.
All these businesses and amenities are perfectly placed around a stunningly-landscaped 5,000- capacity piazza, larger than that of London’s Trafalgar Square - a space so versatile as to make the perfect setting for deckchairs in the summer and festive decorations in the winter
Even more incredibly, all this is just the first phase of the site which currently sits in just 36 acres of land, but Salford City Council has a further 200 acres earmarked for the future growth for MediaCityUK to be released in phases over the next 20 years. The first phase of MediaCityUK alone represents more than £1.4bn of public and private investment, with figures already showing that in its first 5 years of trading MediaCityUK has contributed over £200m to the local economy.
As a result, people are starting to sit up and take notice. The Guardian reported that property values in Salford have risen faster than any other city in Britain since the start of 2014, and this comes as no surprise - people are clamouring to live and work in such a vibrant and dynamic area, which is why rental demand in the area has skyrocketed and house prices are following the same upwards trajectory.
Naturally this has attracted landlords in their thousands, keen to take advantage of a strong and ever-growing rental market, which led to the area being named a UK ‘Buy-to-Let Hotspot’ by HSBC in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Businesses already in MediaCityUK:
The standout initiative for the Northern Powerhouse scheme is by far HS2, a high-speed rail network that seeks to connect all major Northern cities together, and create a faster connection to central employment hubs like Birmingham and London. This seeks to spread out the pool of talent across the country, encouraging workers to consider other areas to live and work rather than the vastly overheated capital.
HS2 has been given the green light by politicians, and when completed should decrease journey times significantly. Furthermore, the next phase of development—HS3—poses even better connectivity across Northern regions, cutting the journey time from Manchester to Leeds to just 26 minutes. All this comes as part of George Osborne’s commitment to spend £100bn in infrastructure spending by 2020.
Outline for HS2
Reduced by 39% to 49 minutes
Reduced by 46% to 68 minutes
Reduced by 52% to 57 minutes
MediaCityUK ITV Studios, SIS, University of Salford, Dock 10, Costa Coffee, WHSmiths
Local amenities & attractions Booths Supermarket, Imperial War Museum, The Lowry Outlet Mall, The Lowry Theatre, The Greenhouse Studios, The Pie Factory Studios, Bupa, Watersports Centre
Knight Knox Head Office at Quay West
Local bus stops connecting MediaCityUK to Greater Manchester
Local tram stops connecting MediaCityUK to Greater Manchester
PLANS EXAMPLE - STUDIO APARTMENT
Average size of 27sqm
Each and every studio is light and airy, benefitting from a fitted kitchen, a luxurious living and bedroom area and a private bespoke bathroom.
PLANS EXAMPLE - 1-BED APARTMENT
Average size of 40.5sqm
X1 Media City’s collection of 1-bed apartments will contain a large living area, a fitted kitchen and dining area, a large double bedroom and a state-of-the-art master bathroom.
PLANS EXAMPLE - 2-BED APARTMENT
Average size of 61.5sqm
This development’s selection of 2-bedroom apartments each feature a spacious and fully-furnished living and dining area, a fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms (the master with an en-suite) and a generous master bathroom.