MediaCityUKCreative Hive Live 2012 is staged at MediaCityUK - an exciting new Media and creative development at Salford Quays. Some of the UK's largest media companies and big hitters are resident here, including The BBC and ITV. The University of Salfords space is in the first three floors of the building pictured below. ITV are also located in the building. Next door are the BBC's buildings. The University’s MediaCityUK building is a state of the art teaching, research and exhibition space housing over 1500 creative and media staff, students and researchers. The ground floor contains a state of the art exhibition and performance space known as the Egg.
Travel to mediacityuk
There is a map of MediaCityUK and approach routes
- Car - Parking is available in the Lowry Outlet Mall car park or the MediaCityUK car park, but is chargeable. If you are using Sat Nav the postcode is M50 2EQ.
- Bus - If you are travelling from the University campus you can catch the number 9 bus from Salford Crescent train station, which will drop you off right outside MediaCityUK. This is a free bus service for University staff and students, simply show your ID card when boarding the bus
- Metrolink – You can use either the MediaCityUK line for a direct service, or the Eccles line and alight at Harbour City and it is a five minute walk to the venue.
The Egg at the University of Salford is part of the Orange Tower on MediaCityUK complex, opposite 'The Green', the grassed area of MediaCityUK. The entrance to the building is at the side of the tower and accessable via the alley to the left of Prezzo's restaurant.
Food and drink
MediaCityUK has a wealth of places to eat and drink for all tastes. Our friends at Lime Bar and restaurant are offering all registered Creative Hive Live attendees 20% off food orders on the day. Their chefs have a passion for locally sourced and fresh ingredients and the venue is really special. Wagamama are also offering a competition for event attendees of a 1st prize of £100 (Meal for 4) and a runners up prize of £50 (meal for 2). Wagamama is situated next door to the event and offers first class Asian food. You can enter the prize draw by completing our event quick feedback form.
The Egg café at the event will be open for the duration of the event (2-9pm). There will be a wine tasting session from 5.30 - 6.30pm with tasting cards and staff to serve and discuss the wine selection. From 5.30pm, there will be wine and fruit juice served by the Creative Hive team. The Wine and refreshments for the event are sponsored by local Design Agency Carbon Creative.
Images of MediaCityUK, The Egg and Digital Performance Lab
University of Salford and ITV MediaCity building
The Digital Performance Lab
A performance in the digital performance lab
The Egg Christie Tile walls split up
The Egg reception, Christie tiles and touch table area
The Egg HD touch tables