BBC Research & Development Department

Data & IT Services

The Client

MediaCityUK is a 200-acre, mixed-use property development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Salford and Trafford, Greater Manchester, England.

The BBC signalled its intention to move a significant number of jobs to Manchester in 2004, and the Salford Quays site was chosen in 2006. The BBC occupy three buildings in Salford – Bridge House, Dock House, and Quay House, The buildings provide 450,000 square feet (42,000 sq m ) of accommodation, with the BBC occupying 330,000 square feet (31,000 sq m ) of office space.

Dock House contains the BBC’s Research & Development and Religion & Ethics departments . In November 2011, BBC Radio 6 Music teams moved from New Broadcasting House into Dock House, where some programmes for BBC Radio 4 are also made.

The Project

The BBC appointed Elecomm to complete the installation of cabling to new desks in the R&D department at Dock House, to support the expansion of workspace for new colleagues.

The Outcome

We installed Nexans Cat7a cabling with GG45 connectors to the new locations along with Singlemode fibre and Image 2000 RF cabling. The work was carried out over a 2-week period, with our engineers working with minimal disruption alongside BBC R&D colleagues throughout.

BBC Research & Development Department Elecomm