Leeds selected for Channel 4 Headquarters
It has been formally announced today that Leeds will be the new home of Channel 4, housing its new regional HQ. The City Region has successfully been selected, beating off competition from Manchester and Birmingham; the final three in the shortlist.
Channel 4 is a publicly owned, commercially funded broadcaster. The company’s Chief Executive, Alex Mahon, and the Channel 4 Board, visited 13 cities and regions for presentations and discussions during the pitch process earlier this year, followed by comprehensive discussions with six subsequently shortlisted cities.
Roughly 300 jobs are expected to relocate to Leeds from London. Bristol and Glasgow have also been confirmed as locations for two smaller creative hubs.