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By The Drum Team, Editorial

January 11, 2011 | 2 min read

A virtual reality animation has been developed to provide a first look at the digital learning, teaching and research space for the University of Salford, set to be located at MediaCityUK.

The virtual animation takes a bird-eye tour of the new building, which is set to be shared with ITV, and be home to more than 1,500 staff and students from Autumn 2011.

Jon Corner, director of MediaCityUK , University of Salford, said: “This is a really exciting time for us. Work is well underway on the internal layout and we are looking forward to welcoming staff and students to the new building later this year. When it’s complete the new facility will offer a fantastic, flexible learning space which we believe will enhance creativity and interaction and lead to some really interesting collaborative ideas emerging.

“Added to that we are neighbours with both the BBC and ITV, along with a host of superb creative and digital businesses based at MediaCityUK. The potential for collaborative working and learning is huge and mutually beneficial, and both our students, staff and neighbours can look forward to a rich and rewarding experience.”

The 103,000 square foot facility will overlook MediaCityUK’s main piazza, and sit next to the BBC building, initially offering a range of 39 undergraduate and postgraduate courses including Audio Technology, Journalism, Animation, Computer and Video Games, Digital Broadcast Technology, and Creative Technology.

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