The Technical Assembly takes place at the BBC's Quay House, MediaCityUK, in Salford Manchester. Quay House is home to BBC News, Sport, 5Live and the flagship BBC Breakfast programme.
The BBC moved to MediaCity UK, in Salford/Manchester in 2011. Over 3,000 staff across 20 departments are now based here, delivering a range of programmes and digital services.
MediaCityUK is located in Salford Quays, on the banks of the Manchester Shipping Canal. The BBC shares MediaCityUK with Dock 10 Studios, a purpose-built studio block which also houses the BBC Symphonic Orchestra; the University of Salford, ITV, Kellogg’s, The Pie Factory studios and several creative agencies.
More than 500 ITV staff are based in MediaCityUK, with a purpose-built open air studio for ‘Coronation Street’ (the UK's longest running soap opera first broadcast in 1960) located across the canal.
Previously a busy commercial port, MediaCity (also known as “MCUK”) is now home to the Lowry Theatre and the Imperial War Museum North, with a growing residential community and thriving social scene.