The Sharp Project
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|The Sharp Project|
|Type of project||Profit for purpose|
|Owner||Manchester City Council|
Manchester City Council purchased the former warehouse owned by the Sharp Corporation in 2006 for £6.1 million and decided to keep the Sharp name for the new development. The development of the facility was headed by Sue Woodward, former Managing Director at the Granada Television franchise.
The £16.5 million 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 has the second-largest cluster of creative and media industries in Europe.
Creative digital agency and social enterprise SharpFutures is located at The Sharp Project.
In 2011, Lime Pictures and Objective Productions filmed Fresh Meat, a comedy for Channel 4 based on a group of students and their experiences at their first year at university. In 2015 Objective Productions filmed the fourth and final series of Fresh Meat at The Sharp Project.
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- "FINAL SERIES OF FRESH MEAT FILMING AT THE SHARP PROJECT".