Concrete has merged with long-form broadcast and corporate post house The Facility in a deal that will see The Facility directors Alex Goodes, Jason Kosbab and John Howard join the Concrete board.

The trio join existing Concrete directors David Cox, Dave Thompson and Terry Bettles.

Both the company's premises are on Dean Street and will operate and be branded Concrete.

Concrete's original short form and finishing focus will be supplemented by the Facility's long-form offline facilities which comprise eight Avid Adrenalines/Symphonies and a 5.1 audio suite.

The Facility has six full time staff, a body of freelancers and has taken on six staff from Beach 74.

Concrete managing director David Cox said: “The Facility was nearing the end of its lease [which has been renewed following the deal] and looking at ways of improving its offering. We were also looking to expand our offline as our four editing suites were oversubscribed.”

He added: “With the work brought over by the Beach 74 staff and some additional contracts from The Facility we have solid bookings until February.”

The merger will see Concrete moving further into the broadcast TV market. The company will also offer duplication, encoding and distribution services.

Cox said that the premises' will be linked via dark cable and the company is currently deciding how the workload will be divided: “We may look to merge the buildings to make them feel less like two separate companies.”

Cox said that the company will be looking to further consolidation opportunities in the future.

Concrete originally offered HD compositing and grading, graphic design, CGI and audio design and has recently worked on Totally Calum Best: the Best is Yet to Come for MTV and a promo for the BBC's coverage of the Open Golf (pictured).