Senior Appointments at The Sharp Project and Space Studios Manchester
Manchester Creative Digital Assets (MCDA), the new company responsible for managing and developing The Sharp Project & Space Studios Manchester, have announced two appointments to its senior team.
Rob Page moves in to the post of Commercial Director (formerly Finance Director), and Colin Johnson takes the role of Director of Screens and Facilities.
Rob Page joined The Sharp Project in 2016 from Cheetham Bell JWT, as Finance Director. In his new commercial role he will continue to support the planned developments and expansion within the portfolio including The Sharp Project and Space Studios.
On his new role Rob Page said; “We are entering a really exciting phase at both The Sharp Project and Space Studios as we work towards our further expansion and growth. I am passionate about Manchester and the creative, digital sector, and I am delighted to embark on this new role within the organisation. It is great to have Colin on board too; he is an excellent addition to the team at Space Studios.”
Colin Johnson has been involved in various roles at The Sharp Project and Space Studios since their inception. He now joins the team in a full time capacity as Director of Screens and Facilities at Space Studios.
In his new role Colin will be responsible for the management and business development of Space Studios and will lead the team as the site enters an exciting new phase for 2018 including a newly opened 30,000 sq ft stage and 60,000 sq ft of support space that will house a range of international television clients.
Colin added; “I’ve been involved with Space Studios since it was established so it is great to join the team full time. With the recent expansion of the site and our continued work with international major production companies such as Tiger Aspect and Big Talk it’s a really exciting time for Space Studios Manchester”
In their roles at MCDA Rob and Colin will work with the teams at both sites to expand on the vision and to continue to help the creative digital sector in Manchester expand and develop.
The Sharp Project is home to digital entrepreneurs and production companies. It is where space, power, connectivity and people converge. Occupants at The Sharp Project make manipulate or move around the world, digital content.
Space Studios Manchester is a purpose built facility for high end TV, film & commercial production. The site has more than 85,000 sq ft of high spec stages plus purpose designed dressing and make up facilities, laundry, prop storage / workshops and extensive parking. There is one stage of 30,000 sq ft, four stages of 11,500 sq ft and a sixth of 9,000 sq ft.
Photography by Neilson Reeves