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BBC R&D North Lab moves into its new home at MediaCityUK

Brendan Crowther Brendan Crowther | 13:49 UK time, Thursday, 28 July 2011

A couple of months ago BBC Research and Development’s North Lab moved into its new home at MediaCity UK in Salford.

The old base at Oxford Road in Manchester had been home for a good few years for some so, while excited about our shiny new facilities, it was with fondness and some sadness that we bid the Outside Broadcast building, ‘round the back, in the carpark, goodbye.

Below is a short film about the last days of Oxford Road and the start of our new working lives in Salford.

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Dock House is already the home to some great work. Our collaboration with the BBC's Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Maestro, was a big hit with visitors to the Manchester International Festival. Our new Audio research Partnership launched with a decidedly big bang a few weeks back.

If you want to learn more about BBC Research & Development's presence in the North, fellow R&D-er Tony Churnside has put together a whistlestop tour of the new lab.


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