Birmingham shortlisted for Channel 4 headquarters
Channel 4 (C4) has announced that Birmingham has made the final stage of the pitch process to host its new national HQ
The broadcaster has selected Birmingham along with Greater Manchester & Leeds as the three final locations for its new home, as it looks to expand its presence outside of the capital.
The headquarters will consist of a new studio, a base for daily programmes, a new digital production unit and offices, creating hundreds of jobs across all areas of C4’s business, and enhancing the region’s reputation as place for creative companies to grow.
Cllr Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: "It's great news that Birmingham has been shortlisted. We're a perfect fit for Channel 4, with a wealth of knowledge and creativity, combined with one of the youngest and most diverse populations in Europe.
"We have the digital skills, the talent and the energy needed to make the move a major success and Channel 4 has a huge opportunity to tap into a city and a region of huge potential."