BBC, ITV and Channel 4 all now resident at The Space Project

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by David Prior

The Space Project has announced that the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have all taken up residence at the production facility, seven months after it opened its doors.

The BBC, which has been making CBBC drama World's End at the 360,000 sq ft facility since it opened in May, will now also be filming Boy Meets Girl, the UK’s first transgender sitcom, for BBC2.

Channel 4 has been serving as the production base for No Offence, the latest drama from Shameless creator Paul Abbott.

And ITV completes the line-up with Safe House, Michael Crompton’s tale of a married couple who turn their guest house into a safe house produced by Eleventh Hour Films.

Sue Woodward OBE Sue Woodward OBE

The broadcaster has also stepped away from MediaCityUK to film a secret Coronation Street storyline for transmission early in the year.

Sue Woodward, founder of The Space Project and sister site The Sharp Project, said: “To barely be open for six months and to have four wonderful dramas from the UK’s most popular and strident commissioning departments working with us on their productions is a fantastic early indicator of the huge potential of this exciting new addition to the UK production landscape.

"Serving as a magnet for production companies either looking for an alternative to under-spec, makeshift warehouses, or to escape the escalating costs of an over-heating sector in London, we’re more than happy to say to the TV industry that we’re open for business and happy to have you on board.”

Kaye Elliot, at Creative England, added: “The Space Project couldn't have come at a better time for the region, providing premium studio space to meet the increasing demand. It's a real testament to the city's support for the sector and provides yet more viable alternatives to productions wanting to shoot outside London.”


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