Post-production firm Crow TV is expanding its Birmingham operation with the addition of 11 offline suites, despite the BBC leaving the city.
West London-based Crow opened Bullring Post Production a year ago.
Located next to Birmingham’s Mailbox building, which the BBC is leaving for a site in Bristol, Bullring initially opened with five edit suites.
By the end of October, it will have 16 Avid Media Composer offline suites linked to an Avid Isis storage system, as well as two online suites.
Crow TV general manager Marley Bryan said the BBC’s departure would not directly affect the business.
It is also considering building an audio suite in Birmingham “a bit further down the line”, but until then any audio post work would be carried out in London.
Bullring is working on a raft of Endemol shows, including the third series of fact ent show Superscrimpers, as well its a daytime version, Superscrimpers Challenge.
It will also post-produce the third series of BBC2’s Restoration Home and the channel’s upcoming The 100k House.
“Much of the demand we are experiencing in Birmingham is coming from Endemol, but we are, of course, open for business from other production companies,” Bryan said.
She added that the kit being used in the Birmingham office is a combination of new investment and equipment from the West London office.
The Birmingham office is headed by facilities manager Tommy Gordon-Saker and employs two edit assistants and two runners.
Crow will recruit more staff as the facility expands.