The sun is shining in the north-west, a good day for us to be showing Mark Thompson around our new home on the banks of Salford Quays this morning. There are major challenges ahead of course, but we have made a grand start and have taken possession of all three buildings on time and on budget. Now its time to get our teeth into the technology plans and to begin recruiting and developing a world-class workforce.

The short film below shows the progress of the site over the past few decades from its heyday as a working Quay all the way through to some great shots of the site from the air that were taken by a BBC News crew just a few weeks ago.

In just over a year's time we will help start the next chapter in this remarkable area's history - working with our partners to help turn it back into a bustling centre for the region - but doing something very different than it has been used to in the past...

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