The Space Project to grow in Manchester

Manchester’s production facility The Space Project is on course to double in size with a £14m investment package from Manchester City Council.

Productions shooting at the site already have access to numerous filming facilities including more than 55,000 sq ft of stage space and 10,000 sq ft of workshop resources.

The Space Project has hosted dramas like Houdini and Doyle (pictured), From Darkness and No Offence, plus entertainment shows like Dragons’ Den.

The extra investment will help fund a new stage, offices, green rooms and workshops, all of which will help northern England develop and broaden its production appeal.

“Demand for production space is growing rapidly,” said Susan Woodward, founder of The Space Project. 

“Building Phase 2 will help satisfy current and future demand, and importantly allow us to accommodate essential supply chain businesses in a production hub which will develop local job opportunities and drive further growth in the sector.”

The UK’s major film and TV studios are based in and around London. However, production is now fanning outwards to the regions, spurred by studio development and, in the last couple of years, the UK’s high-end TV tax credit.

Image: ITV/Big Talk


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