Media City

Your business growth is at the heart of everything we do.

The Landing gives digital SMEs and micro-businesses a place to work alongside large media and technology organisations, allowing them to be part of and benefit from the exciting and rapidly growing community at MediaCityUK.

Spanning seven floors, we combine all cross-sections of the digital creative industry to create a unique environment where SMEs can thrive. From digital workflow, post production and interactive media labs to meeting, working and social spaces, we offer everything under one roof.

The Team

  • Jon Corner


    Jon’s a hard man to pin down but you’ll catch him at events and round-tables negotiating hard for more investment and skills in the North West.

    Mark Williamson

    UX & Technical Services Manager

    Mark handles all technical infrastructure in the business and makes sure members have the connectivity they need.

    Mark also looks after our Space Labs UX Testing and Market Research facility.

    Email me about: UX Labs, Technical Issues

    Shu-Ling Li

    Community Manager

    Shu-Ling looks after all our members, from first visit to keeping everyone happy with fantastic events and service. Shu-Ling also monitors the growth of our businesses through regular check-ins.

    Email me about: Workspace, Hosting Events

    Janette Elliott

    Project Officer

    As Project Officer at The Landing, Janette provides support to the management team and acts as the first point of contact for all enquiries. She helps to deliver exceptional service to our partners, clients and tenants.

    Email me about: Building Issues, Booking Meeting Rooms

    James Medd

    Maker Lab Manager

    James is a creative genius, bringing projects to life with all sorts of tools in our Eagle Lab.  Pop up to our 4th floor to chat about ideas with James or come to one of our drop in events.

    Email me about: Eagle Labs, Making Projects

    Ann-Marie Morris

    Accounts Assistant

    Ann-Marie looks after our accounts for rents, room and lab hire. Go to Ann-Marie with any queries about invoices or payments.

    Email me about: Finance

  • Darren O’Brien

    Ecosystem Manager

    Darren is our in-house Barclays manager. Darren looks after all the people coming in and out of the Eagle Labs and puts on events for SMEs and young people to find out more about digital making.

    Email me about: Business Advice, Hosting Events, Eagle Labs, Finance

    Joe Appleby

    Technical Apprentice

    Joe is our technical infrastructure whizz. You’ll find Joe managing the Space Labs or helping members with connectivity.

    Email me about: Technical Issues

    Emma Gray

    Marketing Manager

    Emma runs The Landing’s social media accounts, puts together our weekly newsletter and sources content for our website. Keep her posted on anything you want to share – news, events or stories.

    Email me about: Social Media, Email Newsletter


Can I get 24 hr access?

Yes, The Landing is accessible 24/7

Can I use The Landing’s address for mailing?

Yes, you are able to use this address for mailing and you can collect mail from reception

Can you provide telephony services?

We can provide comprehensive phone packages to accommodate most business requirements

Do I need to supply my own furniture?


How can I change the temperature in my office?


How can I pay for room hire?


How do I book a room?

You can book a room and see the availability through our website

How do I get access to the meeting rooms?


How do I get connectivity and what’s on offer?


I’ve lost my pass – can you replace it?


I’ve noticed a fault in the building – what do I do now?


Is The Landing for you?

The Landing is for digital and tech SME’s and micro businesses.

Is there access to WiFi?

Guest WiFi is available throughout The Landing, with private individual WiFi networks available to all tenants

What can be tested in our UX labs?

Our UX facilities are highly flexible and can be reconfigured to allow product testing on a wide variety of platforms and devices. If a human can interact with it, we can test it

What facilities are available?

Each floor has access to a kitchen. We have a maker space available on the 4th floor. We have UX labs available on the 6th floor. Every member has access to Social7.

What’s available for storage for hot desks/co-working?

We have Lockers available for those who work in our co-working or hot desk spaces.

What’s the internet like?

Packages are available from 8 to 80Mbit and are fully customisable depending on your requirements

Where do we get food, what’s nearby?

You are welcome to bring your own food and use the kitchen facilities we have available. Nearby we have Social7, Costa, WHSmith, The Dockyard, Food court in The Lowry, Nandos, Wagamama, Booths and Booths Cafe, Cafe Rouge, CAU, Penelope’s Kitchen, Prezzo, and The Shack

Who do I contact to get use of a Lab space?

Mark Williamson – 0161 686 5554 0161 686 5798

Who should I contact when a problem occurs?

When a problem occurs, contact our office and we will assist you as soon as we can

Will The Landing help me to set up my project?