Evolutions is to open a second building in Bristol in a bid to keep up with growing demand for offline editing suites.
The Soho-headquartered facility, which branched out into Bristol last year, signed the lease for the 10-suite building on Whiteladies Road last week. The new premises are on the same street as Evolutions’ other Bristol building, which opened just over a year ago.
Evolutions managing director Simon Kanjee said: “As always, [offline] is where the pinch point is.
Jobs in Bristol have slightly longer offline times due to the nature of the projects and we need more offline capacity to feed the revenue generating finishing suites. We have hit our targets faster than we thought with a wider variety of clients, partly because of people like [colourist] Blair Wallace, who has had a huge impact.”
RDF West’s BBC3 brand Sun, Sex And Suspicious Parents will be the first job to use the Avid-equipped facility when the offline starts there early next week.
Evolutions operations director Owen Tyler is currently overseeing the technical fit-out of the building.
A private dark-fibre network will connect the site with Evolutions’ main Bristol building a few hundred yards away.
Kanjee said Evolutions would look to recruit five staff. “Our investment in creative talent and facilities here is testament to how much we believe in the market in the southwest,” he added.
“We have a strong commitment to the region and are proud to be employing more local staff and growing the talent pool. Bristol is a great place to be and we look forward to expanding further.”
Evolutions opened its original 30-suite Bristol facility, which houses 20 Media Composer suites, Avid Symphony online suites, two Pro Tools 11 dubbing theatres and a grading suite, in June 2013.