THE SHARP PROJECT, MANCHESTER.
IT LOOKS LIKE NOTHING FROM THE OUTSIDE. The former Sharp facility is huge, at 250,000 square feet, but unprepossessing. Even taxi drivers don’t seem to know where it is any more. It’s so blank, it fades into Manchester’s Tupperware skies. And there’s no obvious entrance – a tidy Miesian gatehouse, then a scruffy car-park, then below some silvery decoration that makes you think of a glitterball, there’s a door that leads into a secure holding pen where you’re told to wait.