MediaCityUK digital enterprise incubator The Landing is to return its post-production department to Peel Media following a revision of its business plan.
Peel Media, part of Peel Group, is the landlord of the Salford site and owner of Dock 10. One possibility is that Peel will now lease the facility back to Dock 10, though this has not been confirmed.
Dock 10 had run The Landing’s post department, which includes 10 Avid suites and Avid Isis storage, since 2013.
The Landing chief executive Jon Corner said: “Given where we are heading as a leading UK innovation centre for tech start-up, scale-up and growth, there is little strategic alignment in continuing to operate a post-production floor. It makes sense, therefore, to return that space to Peel.”
The Landing is backed by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Salford City Council. It recently secured a second round of funding until 2019 from the European Regional Development Fund and is providing space for start-ups in user experience design, cloud and both virtual and augmented reality.
“This is all in line with our ambition to be one of the UK’s leading tech incubators,” said Corner. “In 2016 alone, we contributed £89.2m GVA to the UK digital economy.”
The post-production department at The Landing, referred to originally as a content production hub, was set up to provide freelancers and SMEs in the North with open-access editing facilities.
Corner said: “Our focus going forward will lean more towards supporting growth tech enterprise, founders and product innovation.”