Arts Alliance announced on the 17th December 2020 the launch of the Garden Studios, a brand new creative hub that will bring together learning, research and production with a total of 62,000 sq ft in Park Royal.
Talking exclusively to UK Property Forums, Founder and Arts Alliance CEO ,Thomas Hoegh emphasised: “We needed to think outside of the box on how to meet this type of demand. It’s not a cookie cutter requirement, we have taken two excellent warehouses and invested capital to make them better. We are looking for more space like this in the greater Park Royal area both leasehold and to buy. Jeremy Grundy of Levy Real Estate was the property hunter extraordinaire.”
Positioned just seven miles from Soho, and a short cycle for the many creative West Londoners, this innovative facility will provide a convenient and creative haven for international talent. Garden Studios comprises 3 sound stages and a specialized Virtual Production stage, workshops, technical facilities, and fully-equipped offices. At the centre of the facility is a world-class Virtual Production stage offering the most up to date and sustainable technology; driving innovation and creativity for productions of all sizes. The Virtual Production Stage is currently available for use. This comprehensive offering is designed to be talent, nature and community-friendly.
The facility is committed to creating a sustainable environment, by offsetting its carbon footprint through reducing travel. It will be committed to working with a wide variety of local suppliers from prop designers, editors, sound designers, producers, electricians, carpenters to local catering companies, electric car service and other client services. Garden Studios will encourage recycling; make the set design more sustainable through reuse and carefully sourced materials, and through the use of new technologies and the Virtual Production offering, Garden Studios will reduce the need for multi-location shoots; creating a greener option for all productions.
Education, diversity, inclusion and community integration will be at the heart of Garden Studios. The studios will create entry-level jobs and training opportunities. Through its established educational partnership with MetFilm School, the studio will also be initiating an apprenticeship programme working with West London College.
Founder and CEO of Arts Alliance, Thomas Hoegh said: “This will be an owner-operated business; spearheaded by people who have long and deep experience across many aspects of the film industry with success stories like Picturehouse Cinemas, Love Film, Arts Alliance Media, Met Filmschool and Park Circus under our belts. Like all Arts Alliance companies, we seek to demonstrate an innovative and passionate drive for inclusive community building, learning, and opportunities for all.”
Garden Studios Manager, Marnie Keeling said: “I am delighted to be part of this exciting new film studio and to be working with a creative, committed and community-driven team. We are creating a unique space and hub that will be a leader in new technologies while creating a space that will feel like home. We are looking forward to welcoming the film community to Garden Studios. “
With an emphasis on sustainability, education and community, the studio will offer some of the best facilities for film and television production in the UK, all in Central London.
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