Editing equipment hire firm Coach House Studios is vacating its Shepherd’s Bush headquarters and moving to a purpose-designed facility within Twickenham Studios.

Coach House will take up residence in a building that is being reconfigured to provide space for the company’s inventory of editing equipment plus a workshop, an office and an online editing and grading suite.

As a result of the move, Coach House will also be able to offer its location acquisition and offline editing services to TV and film producers using Twickenham’s studio space.

Coach House Studios founder and managing director John Walbeoffe said: “In recent times Shepherd’s Bush has become less popular, with producers preferring to work in-house or venture to Soho.

“So, when we started looking for a bigger facility that gave us more room, particularly for the DIT vans, Twickenham Studios offered the ideal combination of location and space.

“Also, because they service the same TV drama and feature film market that we do, we will be able to offer producers working in the studios the chance to shoot and post in the same location. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.”

Editing equipment will be made available for use on set, on location, in a production company office or in some of the 40 cutting rooms in Twickenham Studios’ post-production block.

Twickenham Studios will also become the base for Coach House’s fleet of DIT vans.

Designed for file-based TV drama and feature film shoots, the custom-built vehicles operate as mobile editing or grading suites, allowing for location-based disk or memory card recycling, transcoding, colour grading, quality control and assembly editing or rough cuts.

The Coach House also intends to open Soho offline edit suites that will allow for speedy and convenient kit hire to production companies based in central London.

“This relocation is a significant change for Coach House but one that will benefit not just us as a company but also our customers,” added Walbeoffe.

  • See the November/December issue of Broadcast TECH, out Friday 29 November, for an interview with DIT Anthony Bagley