Shoreditch-based DVD production facility The Pavement is relocating to new facilities in Soho and forming an alliance with Goldcrest Post Production.

The move will take place in early June 2008 and will be a precursor to the launch of new HD services.

As part of the re-location The Pavement is creating an alliance with Goldcrest Post Production and moving into its Lexington Street premises.

“With the HD format war over, we're keen to make the most of Blu-Ray's potential,” said managing director Andy Evans.

“Our move to Soho - and proximity to Goldcrest and its complementary facilities - will make that possible.”

From Soho, The Pavement will offer HD video and audio post, HD design and animation and Blu-Ray authoring.

The company is also planning to grow its US presence alongside Goldcrest's New York facilities.

Evans believes that the alliance with Goldcrest will also help to strengthen The Pavement's growing production arm.

He said that having access to in-house postproduction will facilitate a ‘streamlined' production service across a range of formats including SD DVD, Blu-Ray, UMD and mobile platforms.

This will enable The Pavement to offer services from concept through to delivery for its entertainment, education and corporate clients.

The Pavement was formed in February 2000 in Shoreditch/Hoxton. It specialises in high-end DVD design and production services for music, film, TV, education and corporate clients, including the BBC, Universal Pictures, Warner Vision, 2 Entertain and Channel 4.

Goldcrest Post Production has offices in London and New York.