Soho-based commercials sound design studio Wave has invested approximately£500,000 in new premises in Amsterdam.

The site will open in September and comprise three studios servicing the Dutch, pan-European and UK markets.

Wave co-owner and creative director Warren Hamilton said: “A number of our Dutch clients - including W+K, Amsterdam Worldwide, TWBA Amsterdam and 180 - fly over to the UK to use Wave so we have a ready-made client base over there.”

Hamilton also believes that the lower overhead costs in Amsterdam will allow the company to charge less for its services than it does in London.

He said: “UK-based companies can benefit from Amsterdam's lower rates without leaving the office by briefing over the phone and approving work-in-progress via FTP.”

The two larger studios are 20sq m and comprise Euphonix 5-MC mixing desks running Nuendo's audio post-production system. Both will have voice-over booths and be HD surround sound compatible with one studio benefiting from commercial Dolby accreditation.

The Amsterdam studios will be integrated into Wave's London network, allowing data sharing between the premises. The company will employ five new staff including sound designer Alex Nicholls-Lee, who joins from Scramble.

The Dutch studios will also be able to access Wave's sound effects library, including its bespoke database, Project Harvest.