Dock10 has invested in a fibre connection to link it with production facility The Space Project on the other side of Manchester.

The connection will provide productions using The Space Project’s five stages with the same post production workflows offered to shows based at Dock10’s studios as well as Dock10’s recently-launched remote ingest solution Field Dock.

The two companies said the agreement would “significantly minimise data ingest and transfer times for productions, reducing costs, logistical requirements and security concerns inherent with crucial file delivery”.

Dock10 chief executive Mark Senior said: “The Space Project and Dock10’s facilities are complementary and our combined proposition amounts to far more than the sum of its parts.

“With this latest agreement we take a considerable step closer to the joint vision of ‘One Manchester’, unified by creative and technological excellence.”

The Space Project in the West Gorton area of Manchester offers five studios ranging in size from 8,891 sq ft to 11,194 sq ft.

Production companies based at the Space Project will not be tied in to post-producing their content with Dock10.

Founder of The Space Project Susan Woodward said: “We believe in competitive pricing and choice for our customers.

 “This is an important next step in the evolution of Manchester’s ability to offer a powerful and compelling alternative to making TV and film in London; or anywhere else in the Europe for that matter.

“I’m both excited and hugely optimistic about what this new era of co-operation represents for Manchester - helping in part deliver the Government backed economic powerhouse of the North.”

The Space Project said it is in talks with broadcasters and production companies about use of the fibre connectivity.