Magazine
Latest Issue

As a teenager in Yorkshire, “success” and “London” felt synonymous—it’s time that changed

Channel 4's decision to move their headquarters to Leeds is encouraging. But the UK needs a bigger infrastructure overhaul—one which eradicates the notion that London is where real success happens

By Grace Holliday  

A general view of Channel 4's current headquarters on Horseferry Road, London. Leeds has been chosen as the location for the channel's new national headquarters. Photo: PA

Channel 4 announced this week that Leeds has won the bid to become the forthcoming location of their new headquarters. The city fought off competition from well-connected Birmingham and the media explosion that is Manchester. The decision, which is said to have been unanimous by the board, came to the surprise of many.

Aside from, that is, those of us already…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect