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Filming and Photography

The University of Salford is an ideal location for filming and photography. Almost all of our buildings and outdoor areas are available for hire, and our proximity to the motorway network makes us easily accessible.

From historic to futuristic, our buildings lend themselves to many different styles.

The grand Victorian Peel Building stands at the front of the campus and overlooks Peel Park. Designed by the architect Henry Lord and built in 1896, this was originally the Salford Royal Technical Institute. The fa├žade is constructed of red Accrington bricks and sculpted terracotta. Like its close neighbours  Salford Museum and Art Gallery and the Working Class Movement Library, Peel is Grade II listed.

We have a number of mid-twentieth century buildings which are ideal for location filming and regularly pop-up in TV drama shows. 

The simulation suite, based in our Mary Seacole Building, is a world class, state-of-the-art facility which replicates a real hospital environment. The facility provides a perfect environment for television and film recording, with all the authenticity of a real hospital and the support of knowledgeable staff.

Our MediaCityUK campus is ultra-modern. Nestled between the BBC and ITV, we’re right at the heart of the UK’s media hub. This unusual building has four floors and great views over the Quays.

The industry-standard facillities for hire at our MediaCityUK campus include two TV studios, two radio studios and a journalism suite.

We’re established in the location market and well-versed in the fast-paced needs of the film and television industry. We have a wide range of happy clients who’ll vouch for our ability to accommodate even the most curious of requests.