BBC North move is on schedule
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BBC North move is on schedule

BBC Radio 5 Live's move north is on budget and on schedule, according to BBC Director-General Mark Thompson visited MediaCityUK in Salford Quays this week.

Meanwhile, it has been reported 10,000 people have applied for the 500 new jobs at the new site.

The Manchester Evening News says the BBC North jobs website is getting an average of 200 applications every day. In total, 428 people will be relocating from London, just less than 50 per cent of those who were offered the chance to move, so over 500 positions will need to be filled.

Around 800 staff will also move from the centre of Manchester to Salford Quays, including everyone at BBC Radio Manchester.

Mark Thompson, during his visit on Monday said: "We are on track, on budget and on schedule but the biggest challenges still lie ahead because this place is so much more than a building site.

"This is a new opportunity for thousands of people locally and nationally to come and develop their careers, find new ways to collaborate and build a world renowned centre for media expertise with the BBC providing quality programmes and content at its heart.

"Above all, it's an exciting place where amazing shows, performances and unforgettable events will happen. But we have a long way to go before we can say the BBC is playing its full part in the north, which underlines why this move to MediaCity is so important to our future."

Director of BBC North, Peter Salmon, said: "We are getting prepared to fundamentally change the relationship between the BBC and the North of England. Our two thousand plus workforce based at Salford will help us do that with a host of brilliant children's, sport, entertainment, religious and learning content for television, radio and the web."

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0 0 342 21 April, 2010 Industry News 11:04 pm 20104 Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

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