Bringing safe dining and public art together, Mediacity’s ‘Box on the Docks’ concept will open later in July.

MediaCityUK have teamed up with award-winning agency HemingwayDesign to bring a unique new dining and arts experience to the heart of the digital and creative hub. ‘Box on the Docks’ aims to support both the local hospitality businesses and self-employed creatives by creating a unique, socially distanced dining experience which doubles as a piece of impactful public art.

Stephen Wild, Managing Director at MediaCityUK, said: “We pride ourselves on the quality of our public spaces at MediaCityUK, providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. We know the hospitality and creative industries have been among the hardest hit by the impact of Covid-19, and ‘Box on the Docks’ is our way of helping them back on their feet. ‘Box on the Docks’ is the first in a series of initiatives, which will see us partnering with our key occupiers and the wider cultural community to deliver exciting outdoor activities during these uniquely challenging times.”

Paul Dennett, Mayor of Salford said: “The hospitality and creative industries have been amongst the hardest hit from the impacts of Covid-19, with Greater Manchester’s visitor economy worth £2.6bn GVA per year, supporting 105,000 jobs and our Creative Industries worth £4.4bn GVA per year, supporting 78,500 jobs in the city-region. It’s critical we do all we can to support these important sectors, this is why innovative and creative projects such as ‘Box on the Docks’ which offer a safe framework to help our local restaurants and independent creatives get back on their feet are so important. I look forward to supporting this innovative initiative in our city and would like to thank everyone involved.”