The Sharp Project
Manchester Gets Sharp
October 22, 2010 by: Tim Abrahams
One day, it will be possible to talk about the creative industries in Manchester without mentioning the name Tony Wilson. That day has not quite arrived. Given the response of key figures within the city to the relocation of large parts of the BBC to there, though, it may not be too far away. Five departments, including Sport and Research and Development will move to Media City in Salford in 2011, bringing with it 2,500 jobs. However, that is not the most significant event to happen within the creative industries in Manchester. A converted 1970s warehouse on the main road out of the city to Oldham is the key to Manchester maintaining its role as an important seat of cultural production.