FootAsylum expands business at The Sharp Project
FootAsylum’s expanded business at The Sharp Project is best foot forward for Manchester’s leading Tech, Digital and Creative Hub
The Sharp Project announces today that Foot Asylum, the UK-based lifestyle fashion retailer, focused on bringing to market footwear and apparel collections predominantly aimed at 16 to 24 year old fashion-conscious customers has announced its plans to occupy significant studio and office space at the tech, digital and creative hub on Thorp Road, Newton Heath. Foot Asylum will be taking 15,000 sq ft.
Since it’s opening, The Sharp Project has striven to create jobs and opportunities for Manchester and FootAsylum’s endorsement of the creative community created in East Manchester is further proof of success. The team who operate the site could not be happier with this significant addition to the tenant roster.
FootAsylum’s decision to expand its business in Manchester undoubtedly further enhances The City’s offering as a go-to destination for large scale companies wanting to hire the best talent, work in the best environments, and develop their business. The Sharp Project has an annual GVA impact of over £32m and the addition of Foot Asylum to the creative community will continue to increase the economic benefits and drive job creation.
Rob Page, Commercial Director of The Sharp Project, says: “We are excited that FootAsylum is investing not only in The Sharp Project but more importantly indigenous creative digital talent in Manchester and the region. We feel sure that this will lead to future dynamic collaborations and content creation both on-site and across the North West.“
The Sharp Project MD Colin Johnson adds: “This is the latest chapter in the exciting story of The Sharp Project. The initial productions and tenants who moved in almost 10 years ago are now able to see the full scope and vision of the early ambition thanks to the support and interest of companies like FootAsylum.”