Clear Cut Pictures has acquired central London facility Station Post.
The latter’s Bloomsbury site joins Clear Cut’s Shepherd’s Bush facility and its Newman Street base, taking the total number of edit suites operated by the company to 60.
Clear Cut managing director Scott Holmgren said the post firm’s clients had been “crying out” for more capacity in W1 and the deal will allow the company to increase the amount of factual work it takes on.
Holmgren said: “This purchase means we can increase the client base, while taking on more projects both in number and scale.”
He added that Clear Cut is also keen to take on more film, corporate and commercial projects.
Station Post’s recent credits include offline, online, grade and audio for Channel 4’s The World’s Weirdest Weather and Sky Living’s Ladyboys 2.
Station Post managing director Phill Clarke has left the company but all other staff have transferred to Clear Cut, with facility manager Jenny Field continuing to run the Bloomsbury site.
Station Post spans three buildings and comprises 22 suites, including 10 Media Composer suites for offline editing, an Avid Symphony for online work, a Baselight grading suite, a GFX and VFX studio, and two Pro Tools suites with a voiceover booth.
More offline stations will be added and a fibre connection to link all three locations will be installed, which Clear Cut said would allow for 70 ingest stations for overnight bookings.
Holmgren did not rule out further acquisitions.
“If an opportunity is presented to us, we would consider it, but for now we are working on integrating the building [with our other sites].”