The Sharp Project is home to over 50 digital entrepreneurs and production companies specialising in digital content production, digital media and TV and film production. It’s based in a 200,000 sq ft refurbished warehouse previously occupied by electronics company Sharp, It offers flexible office, production and event space at affordable prices.
The £16.5million profit-for-purpose development is owned by Manchester City Council.
Completed in June 2011, it was funded by Manchester City Council, the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and the European Regional Development Fund.
Manchester aims to be a digital global city with a labour pool of companies creating and innovating new business and new business models, to grow the economy, create careers and compete on a wider stage. The Sharp Project is the first space created to begin to deliver this objective. The Sharp Project is helping grow the creative and digital sector in the region in order to create job and career opportunities. These objectives are in-line with the City of Manchester’s economic growth strategy.
Occupants include micro business and entrepreneurs through to large scale television dramas produced for Channel Four, BBC and Sky.