After three years of living in a leaky office, we have come to the end of our lease in Bedminster and we are moving a few miles around the corner to St Phillips.
To be honest, the move couldn’t come too soon, with a roof that lets more water in than out and recently a flood from our water pump that led to a week of pulling up laminate flooring and running massive fans 24/7. As you could agree, a wet environment in an animation office isn’t ideal.
We found an incredible new development around a mile from Temple Mead’s called Meriton Foundry, where an old warehouse is being re-purposed into a set of offices and business hubs. We will be sharing our space with a brewery, bakery, tattoo studio and yoga studio as well as a host of other start-ups and freelancers.
This new development really appealed to us as a small independent animation studio. Sharing a space with other small, local Bristol businesses, we can swap ideas, skills and leads with people that have similar outlooks to us. Also, with a blank canvas to work with, we can really put our mark on our new studio and office space with plans for a rain forest feature wall, faux skylights and more plants (of course!).
We will be sad to leave our office friends Bristol Braille, who we have shared our space with for the last 12 months. They have been creating a “Kindle” for visually impaired people and we wish them all the luck in the future.
For the next 6 weeks, we will be packing up our equipment, donating anything we don’t need to Scrapstore and trying to replace any equipment that might have seen better days. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for information on how you could possibly get your hands on some great stuff.
Wish us luck!