Halo Post Production has taken on another 3,000 sq ft of space in central London to house its recently launched film and drama department.
The post-production outfit has taken two floors of the building at 179 Wardour Street in its latest phase of expansion.
Halo chief executive John Rogerson said the new premises would contain three online suites, two smaller graphics and prep areas, two track-laying rooms and a 2K TV and theatrical grading room, as well as more office space.
The building backs onto Halo’s Noel Street headquarters, so the post company will connect the two properties to maintain a ‘single building’ feel.
“Being able to knock through and physically connect to Noel Street means we can avoid the problems of an entirely new building, like a new IT system, a new phone system and a separate reception,” Rogerson said.
Building work will begin this week and Rogerson expects the additional facility to be up and running by early December.
Halo is moving into floors previously occupied by boutique outfit 179 Post Production, which will maintain a presence in Soho but intends to move the bulk of its operation to Kentish Town over the next month.
“Our customers are quite spread around; our need to be in Soho is not what it used to be,” said 179 Post managing director Neil Harris.
Halo has also lined up another central London property, which Rogerson said was “likely to come online very soon”.
It will be used to house more cutting rooms.