Video: The Sharp Project

Manchester-based visual effects and animation company Mi has created a new two minute flythrough of the digital media centre in east Manchester.

The Sharp Project is less than ten minutes from Manchester city centre, located on Thorp Road, off Oldham Road and next to Central Park's Gateway transport interchange in the former Sharp warehouse.

Describing the content of the video, New East Manchester, which is leading on the not-for-profit initiative on behalf of site owner Manchester City Council, said it features a robot called ADH168 who apparently was a "homeless droid living on the streets of Salford, in a previous award-winning film done by Mi, but now has a new home in The Sharp Project".

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The 200,000 sq ft complex offers a mix of office accommodation in converted shipping containers, to offices complete with skylights and mezzanine views over a central campus.

The first phase was completed in April 2010. The £16.5m Sharp Project is being funded by Manchester City Council, the North West Development Agency and the European Regional Development Fund.

Bramall Construction is undertaking the construction work on the refurbished building designed by PRP Architects.

Central Park's Gateway transport interchange will also include a Metrolink station, due to open this spring.

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