Manchester Creative Digital Assets Limited (MCDA) has been set up to manage, develop and physically expand the assets funded by Manchester City Council to grow the digital, production and creative sectors. The assets include: The Sharp Project, Space Studios Manchester and One Central Park.

MCDA has a public and private board chaired by Susan Woodward. Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, sits on the Board along with non-executive directors from the private sector. Manchester City Council is the company’s only shareholder. The company identifies gaps in provision and bringing forward strategies to provide support to digital businesses. The Board’s objectives are to ensure the company drives growth in the creative and digital sector.