Glasgow misses out on Channel 4 headquarters

23 July 2018, 18:13

Channel 4

Glasgow has missed out in a bid to host Channel 4's new national headquarters.

The city has not been shortlisted for the next stage of negotiations for the base but is still in the running as a potential location for a smaller creative hub, the channel said.

The headquarters will instead be based at one of the three cities and regions still on the shortlist - Birmingham, Greater Manchester or Leeds.

Glasgow was the only Scottish city bidding for the headquarters under the leadership of broadcaster and author Stuart Cosgrove.

He said: "Obviously we're really disappointed not to be shortlisted for the national HQ, but the creative hubs are still a substantial prize and one that we'll be working hard for.

"We've loved showcasing Glasgow's great TV, design and music talent.

"We already know Glasgow's one of the UK's cultural powerhouses and this has been a great opportunity to remind people of that."

Channel 4 will move 300 staff out of London to three new bases next year in the biggest change to its structure in its 35-year history, with the largest being the new national HQ.