Manchester post firm Flix is opening a 24,000 sq ft facility next to MediaCityUK.
The facility on Broadway will house a mixture of 15 offline and online edit suites, production office space and three studios ranging in size from 3,500 sq ft to 1,500 sq ft.
It will also house edit suites for use by indie True North, with which Flix recently partnered.
The space is in addition to the company’s planned move into the White Tower on the MediaCityUK campus and its current sites at the Pie Factory and in the centre of Manchester.
“One of key things for us is mitigation of risk,” said Flix joint owner Paul Hardman.
“We want to spread our offering and the range of genres we work on, and we are looking to invest in our own IP.
“Nothing is off the table, be it raising funds for IP or working as co-producers or as jointventure partners.”
Managing director Leo Casserley added: “When all the moving is finished we will have five dubbing theatres, 45 edit suites, dedicated grading , CGI graphics plus studios and production space.
“We already work on a lot of children’s TV, lots of documentaries and light entertainment, and we would look to push more into drama.”
Flix Broadway will open on 16 December.