Space Studios, Manchester
Space Studios photograph by Andy Marshall

Space Studios, Manchester

Space Studios is a purpose built facility for high end TV, film & commercial production.

PRP architects transformed 1970s Fujitsu manufacturing halls in West Gorton, Manchester, into a £27m TV studio complex and leading location for drama production. Manchester City Council granted permission to expand Space Studios double in size, creating 275 jobs and boosting the local economy by nearly £10million a year.

THE SPACE

The site has more than 85,000 sq. ft of high spec stages plus purpose designed dressing and make up facilities, laundry, prop storage 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.

There are also more than 6,000 sq. ft of offices and green rooms, 40,000 sq. ft of business units available for rent by TV industry suppliers – and 10,000 sq. ft for set construction workshops.

THE LOOK

Space Studios was stripped back to the principal structure of the factory and left ‘raw’ features for the industrial look. Bespoke plywood furniture designed by PRP softened the harsh elements and brightly coloured elements including CCN doorsets aid navigation.

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CCN PROJECT SPEC

  • 64nr Factory painted doorsets to ITV Space Studios brand colour scheme.
  • Performance acoustic ratings up to 46dB.
  • Fire rated to FD60s.
  • High acoustic glazed screens.
  • Bespoke frame profiles to suit client design requirements.

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