Technicolor will open a new seven-storey facility in Soho's Lexington Street in late autumn as part of a multimillion pound project to move its post-production and its creative services division from West Drayton.

The building will provide broadcast post-production services, video mastering and restoration, digital intermediate (DI) for trailers and feature films, digital dailies for TV, film and trailers, digital cinema mastering, duplication and international versioning.

All 40 West Drayton staff will move into the building and the company will take on another 16 employees as it seeks to expand into broadcast post, particularly within drama.

Managing director Simon Wilkinson said: “My background is in broadcast TV drama and feature films and I am passionate about both. We are relocating to Soho in response to client demand and to increase our share in these markets.”

The new facility will include several online editing suites as well as three theatrical DI grading suites, four telecine suites (three Spirits and a Northlight), versioning and audio loop back facilities, multiple Bones workstations for film ingest, layback suites and Arri film recorders.

Technicolor's chief operating officer Claude Gagnon said: “TV is an important market for us in New York and Toronto and we are looking for a similar balance here.”

As revealed in January, Technicolor is moving its theatrical services division to Pinewood.