OJ Borg and Tom Howells of MegaCity Digital
Richard Bell

The Sharp Project welcomes three new digital content companies

Three content-creating companies have chosen The Sharp Project in Manchester as their new base.

Online broadcast production firm MegaCity Digital, radio production company SparkLab Productions and game and app developer Nonatomic have all relocated to the creative hub.

MegaCity Digital was created by presenter OJ Borg and TV production man Tom Howells, who met while working at BBC Sport.

The company now operates from one of The Sharp Project’s converted shipping containers, with plans to add an edit suite and build a studio for podcasts in the near future.

SparkLab Productions, meanwhile, provides radio content for a host of BBC platforms, including Radio 1, 5 Live and World Service.

The firm was co-founded by Mel Harris, whose focus is drama, and Jo Meek, who specialises in factual programming.

Jo Meek said of the decision to move: “The Sharp Project really suits us, not least for the practical reasons. It’s easily accessible, has car parking and offers competitive rates.

“It’s great to be in such close proximity to sound designer Eloise Whitmore for editing and 80 Hertz recording studio too.”

Nonatomic, The Sharp Project’s newest tenant, relocated from Macclesfield.

Founded five years ago by Paul Stamp and Dean Nicholls, former colleagues at Warner Bros’ Wilmslow-based Playdemic Studio, Nonatomic produces games, apps and digital experiences with a focus on virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.

Dean Nicholls commented: “We fell in love with The Sharp Project as soon as we saw the place. The move really made sense for us.

“It’s great to be with other small businesses in the space and we hope to partner-up with neighbours. We’re also nearer to our clients which is good.”

He added: “We hope to grow the business and build a team and being located here will help us do that.”

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