Facilities by ADF

Contact: Marsden  

Tel: + 44 (0) 1656 725560   

Mobile: + 44 (0) 7823 342444  




Facilities by ADF is open 24/7. To get in touch out of office hours please contact the out of hours lines.

+ 44 (0) 1420 571180

+ 44 (0) 7498 325239

Facilities by ADF provides serviced vehicle hire for television and film productions in the UK and Europe, specialising in on-location support for dramas and major features.

Our smart, efficient hire fleet includes artiste trailers and departmental trucks for costume, make-up and production, as well as diners and honeywagons. All vehicles are of premium quality and thoughtfully customised for industry requirements, either in our own workshops or by General Coach Canada.

Facilities by ADF’s experienced team offers complete support throughout the production cycle. A prompt and personal service is provided by our sales, logistics and location crews, while your dedicated account managers provide a friendly point of contact during every production.

We also maintain a strong compliance profile and hold a full VOSA licence for the operation of goods vehicles, as well as comprehensive insurance covers. Our teams adhere to up-to-date health and safety policies, including location-based risk assessments and employee and driver vetting procedures; and we’re accredited by 1st Option Safety Group.

Space Studios

Contact: Dean Sinacola

Tel: + 44 (0) 161 205 5508


Space Studios Manchester
Vaughan Street
West Gorton
M12 5FQ

The site has more than 85,000 sq ft of high spec stages plus purpose designed dressing and make up facilities, laundry, prop storage / workshops and extensive parking. There is one stage of 30,000 sq ft, four stages of 11,500 sq ft and a sixth of 9,000 sq ft.

To find out about the Expansion of Space Studios Manchester, please click here.

The 10,000 sq ft construction / prop shop situated next to the loading area features an extensive canopy, protecting valuable set items from being exposed to the elements. In addition, there is dedicated support space directly adjacent to each of the stages, including a full suite of dressing rooms, shower facilities and an onsite laundry, as well as extensive flexible support space providing tenants with conveniently located production offices.


Contact: Deanna Williams

Tel: + 44 (0)  161 837 2860

Mobile: + 44 (0) 7585 883552



5th and 6th floors
31 Booth Street
M2 4AF

Backed by thirty years’ experience and a global presence, TAG is a leading international travel management company. Our dedicated Film and Media division specialises in managing your travel and logistics – whether you are a production company or an independent studio. Whatever you need, wherever you are in the world, we are here for you.

Because every production is unique, you can expect a personal, tailored service from your dedicated team at every stage of the project. We take the time to understand your needs and provide solutions that work for you. Plus, you can rely on our global network, smart technology and emergency out-of-hours service to save you time, money and stress.

We go above and beyond the usual range of travel agency services to ensure you have the ultimate experience – no matter how fast your schedules change. You can have complete confidence knowing we have the experience to handle the pressure, and ensure seamless movements of your valued cast and crew.

Click here to find out more about The Appointment Group’s partnership with Screen Manchester.

Buddha Group

Tel: + 44 (0) 1565 337570

Email: hire@buddhagroup.co.uk



Budha Group
The Recrds Barn, 
Ashley Hall, Ashley Road, 
WA14 3QA

Starting life in 2012 as Event Buddha we supplied equipment into small scale events around the Cheshire area. We quickly grew and were soon supplying larger scale events slightly further away. From Gazebos to Fencing, Fridges to Festoon.

In late 2015, we saw the migration by Film & TV toward the North of England was picking up some pace and there were very few companies servicing the location requirements. Location Buddha was then formed who specialised in supplying equipment directly to locations around the North of England. From lighting to bowsers, toilets to trackway.

As we neared the end of 2018, we decided we needed a more joined-up approach that portrayed the National Hire company we had become. As such, Buddha Group was formed. This was the amalgamation of Event Buddha & Location Buddha along with our new direct sales division. In 2019 we started the massive re-brand, which will continue throughout the year as those of you that have known us a while know we do love our branding!

We have the same MD as we did on the very first day as Event Buddha, although Rupert is slightly older (and greyer) now his approach to business and our offerings is still the same, the very best equipment, at the very best prices… along with the service of a small family company.

The Sharp Project

Tel: + 44 (0) 161 205 5508


The Sharp Project
Thorp Road,
M40 5BJ
United Kingdom

The Sharp Project is home to over 60 digital entrepreneurs and production companies specialising in digital content production, digital media and TV and film production.

It’s based in a 200,000 sq ft refurbished warehouse previously occupied by electronics company Sharp, It offers flexible office, production and event space at affordable prices.

The Production Space

The building has approximately 50,000 sq ft of space dedicated to TV and film production. This includes four production stages and 4 green screen studios ranging from 453 sq ft to 28,000 sq ft for film, television, commercial and green screen production equipped with 3 phase power.

The production spaces have been designed to meet the needs of any production company. There is 24/7 access, easy load-in points and a vehicle-sized goods lift to stage 4.

The production space can be hired in conjunction with a suite of back stage facilities including dressing rooms, make up, wardrobes, green room and production offices. The experienced Sharp Project team is on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently from rig to de-rig.

The Sharp Project has already hosted and facilitated a large amount of productions, ranging from major network television series such as ‘Fresh Meat’‘That Day We Sang′ and ‘Mount Pleasant’ through to green screen commercials for Nike and Virgin Bingo as well as considerable digital output.