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How to get to The Sharp Project

The Sharp Project is centrally located 10 minutes outside Manchester city centre in the North West of England and is close to air, motorway and public transport connections. It is 30 minutes from Manchester International Airport, and on the main arterial route into Manchester city centre, close to motorway connections.

See below for details on how to get to The Sharp Project by car, bike, rail and air

Please note that the site can become very busy. If you are visiting a tenant please ask them to request a car park space in advance of your visit.

Should the Sharp Project car park be full there is also a Pay & Display car park on Thorp Road available for visitors. Please note that it is an independent car park though and is not managed by The Sharp Project.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

By Car

Satnav – 1 Thorp Road, M40 5BJ (53.50201, -2.19344)

From Manchester City Centre
Head towards the Northern Quarter or Victoria Station, then onto Oldham Road (A62) via Great Ancoats Street. Continue along Oldham Road for 2 miles (3 km) and turn left onto Thorp Road (B6393), then immediately left again into The Sharp Project and press the buzzer.

From the Motorway Network
Head for the M60 (ring road) East, take junction 22 and head towards Manchester city centre along Oldham Road (A62) for 2.5 miles (4 km). Turn right onto Thorp Road (B6393) and immediately left into The Sharp Project. Press the buzzer.

By Taxi

Taxi ranks are located at various points around the city centre, including Victoria and Piccadilly stations.

The Sharp Project is approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) from the centre.

By Bike

From Manchester City Centre
Cycle up Oldham Road (A62) for approx 2.5 miles and you’ll see ‘The Sharp Project’ banner on the side of the building. Cycle on until you get to the traffic lights and take the left turn onto Thorp Road. Then take first left into The Sharp Project.

There are sheltered bike racks onsite.

By Bus

The following services pass The Sharp Project:

24, 72, 82, 83, 180, 181, 184, 188, X82 and X84

Buses leave from Stand F on Lever Street or at the bottom of Oldham Road. The journey takes about 10 minutes. Look for the Holiday Inn on your right, then “The Gateway” junction on your left, and The Sharp Project is the large building immediately on your left. Alight at the second stop and walk in the direction you were travelling; turn left onto Thorp Road, then left again and report to the security lodge.

For more details or enquiries, visit the Transport for Greater Manchester website www.tfgm.com or phone 0871 200 2233.

By Metrolink (Tram)
By Train

If your train stops at Manchester Piccadilly or Deansgate, you can use your ticket on the Metrolink (tram) to reach Victoria Station, whereupon you can travel to The Sharp Project by Metrolink tram, although you’ll need to purchase a ticket for the second part of the journey (See metrolink information above)

If your train stops at Oxford Road, you’ll be able to use the ticket to travel to Victoria, from where you can take the tram.

Victoria and Piccadilly stations also have taxi ranks; we are located approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) from both stations.

By Air

Manchester International Airport is located south of Manchester, and is approximately 12.5 miles (20 km) from The Sharp Project by road. The airport has a direct rail link to Manchester Piccadilly railway station and also now a Metrolink connection from where you can get a Metrolink tram to Victoria Station and then Central Park.

(See Metrolink above). 

The Sharp Project
Thorp Road
M40 5BJ
United Kingdom