Channel 4 has announced which cities have made the final stage of the pitch process to host its new national HQ.
The broadcaster has selected Birmingham, Greater Manchester and 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, and will create hundreds of jobs across all areas of C4’s business.
The cities shortlisted to host one of Channel 4’s new regional creative hubs are Bristol, Cardiff and Glasgow.
Channel 4 will now work with the cities for a more in-depth assessment of the commercial aspects of the bid and to look at specific locations for the broadcaster’s new home.
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."
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