BBC first tenant in Space Project

The BBC will be behind the first production filmed at the Space Project, the 360,000 sq ft drama and TV studios at Gorton in Manchester due to open later this month.

The BBC confirmed it will begin production on a new CBBC series, currently with the working title of 'World's End', taking over stages four and five totalling over 19,000 sq ft of sound stage space. Construction of the set will start this week.

All interior aspects of the setting will be constructed at the Space Project, with additional filming to take place on location.

Sue Woodward, project director at the Space Project, said: "We're very pleased to welcome the BBC on board even before we've officially opened the doors to the Space Project, with an agreement that gets us off to a truly flying start. World's End isn't just a fantastic first production to welcome to The Space Project, it's an innovative new approach to programme making, responding head-on to changing patterns of TV consumption and audience expectations and we're looking forward to being an enthusiastic partner in this cracking new commission."

The Space Project will officially open from 27 May 2014.

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