Peter Salmon said: "This marks another important milestone on the journey to our exciting new home in the north and I am very pleased that the buildings have been handed over, on time and on budget, for the internal fit-out ready for operational use from around the middle of next year."
Sinead Greenaway, Chief Executive of Peel Media, said: "Today’s handover to the BBC is the latest of many significant deadlines for MediaCityUK as we build towards completion of phase one in 2011. We look forward to delivering our shared ambitions with the BBC of creative excellence, innovation and tangible benefits for the North of England and the wider UK media sectors."
Justin Fletcher, CBeebies’ ‘Mr Tumble’, also visited the site on Tuesday.
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