Sharp Project Creates Bespoke Offices from Recycled Shipping Containers
Taking green office space to the next level is the Sharp Project – a new business complex in East Manchester – where bespoke office space is being created out of former shipping containers.
The regeneration project is on course to be completed by the autumn, and has already attracted 11 tenants including ABF Pictures, Red Handed Cameras and Project:Simply.
“The shipping containers are part of our affordable and flexible ‘easy in, easy out’ philosophy,” said Director of the Sharp Project Sue Woodward, according to TheBusinessDesk.
“The modular design is perfect for maximising space, look great and are really popular as so cost effective – it’s fantastic to see a new community starting to emerge.”
She added: “This has been extremely well received by the sector and we’ve had a tremendous amount of interest just through word of mouth, with very little marketing.”
In total, the Sharp Project provides 15,000 sq ft of office space, along with studio and media production space.
Commenting on the scheme, which has seen a transformation of the former Sharp warehouse, Chief Executive Eddie Smith of regeneration project New East Manchester, said:
“The level of interest in the building reflects the latent demand for this kind of affordable workspace which is clearly responding to the needs of young, dynamic companies and provides an ideal environment for collaborative working.”
The glass-fronted containers can be rented by the week and include key services such as power sockets and a broadband connection.
Visit www.thesharpproject.co.uk for more details.