Bristol MediaCity could be in place by 2014

The proposed Bristol MediaCity could be in place by 2014, but will need to the BBC to commit to the project.

Speaking to Insider, Paul Appleby, chairman of Bristol Media, who is involved in the task force behind the site has promised that ‘interesting changes’ will take place over the next three years, but admitted that the BBC would need to subscribe to the plan for it to succeed.

The BBC is said to be considering the plans for the Bristol development, which would see the creation of a media hub within the city housing both creative and media companies, along the same lines at MediaCity UK in Salford (pictured).

Appleby said: “The media industry in the Bristol area is fabulously strong in animation, factual TV, digital agencies, PR, marketing – the whole range of creative industries – so to have something that recognises that and facilitates people working together would just be fabulous.”

He added, however, that it would be unlikely that any Bristol hub could rival that of the one nearing completion in Salford.

Last week, Matt Ramsay, former managing director of 20:20 praised the idea of a media hub being created within Bristol, saying that he did believe that it would attract the attention of creative and media businesses in the region.

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