Post-production services and creative production space bolstered as part of Dock 10’s facility-wide expansion

Salford facility Dock 10 has expanded, increasing the size of its post-production offer at MediaCityUK and adding a new creative production space called The Second Floor.

The move adds a further 14 edit suites, plus audio tracklay and dubbing suites, to the facility, bringing the total to 60. It is part of a £5m investment in new technology announced by Dock 10 last September, which the company said is designed to meet  growing customer demand.

The Second Floor, meanwhile, offers eight new office suites for production companies looking to move to MediaCityUK.

It is aimed at programme-makers that require occasional office space while working on a particular project, as well as production companies that want to establish a permanent base outside of London.

The expansion comes at a time when production is growing in the north-west, a process that was kickstarted by the BBC’s move to Salford in 2012.

Recent shows posted at Dock 10 include The £100k Drop, Sports Personality Of The Year, Blue Peter, Rip Off Britain, The Worst Witch, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Gino’s Win Your Wish List and Gigglebiz.

Dock 10 chief executive Mark Senior said: “Along with the continual growth of our post business, we have seen an increased demand for dedicated office space from production companies wanting to relocate to MediaCityUK.

“This high-class facility is built around state-of-the-art tele­vision technology, including the recent upgrade of our network to meet the requirements of 4K UHD production.”