Post-production company Flix has opened a new £1m facility at MediaCityUK, its fourth in Salford and Manchester.
The latest 5,500 sq ft base, located on the seventh floor of the White Tower, features four high-end finishing suites, two 5.1 dubbing theatres and a Da Vinci grading suite. It takes Flix’s total capacity in the region to around 40,000 sq ft.
Flix, which was established in 1993, already has facilities in central Manchester, the Space Project and Broadway, MediaCityUK. Its post-production and audio work has spanned animation, documentaries and drama, including the likes of Old Jack’s Boat, So Awkward, Rip Off Britain and Perspectives.
Flix is jointly owned by Leo Casserly and Paul Hardman, who since teaming up in 2010 have grown turnover from £800k to £2.6m, with staff numbers tripling to 42.
MD and founder Casserly said: “We are delighted to open our amazing new facilities here at the White Tower and expand our presence here at MediaCityUK.
“Our post facilities have been specifically designed as a whole to meet the diverse and changing needs of our clients and to create a modern, yet inviting atmosphere and we feel we are offering facilities that rival some of the top post companies in London.”
Stephen Wild, managing director of MediaCityUK, added: “Flix’s rise has been meteoric over the last four years and we have been working for some time to make these expansion plans a reality, so it’s great to see them finally come to fruition. There is a huge talent pool in the North and that combined with the technical capability at MediaCityUK, it puts Flix in a very strong position.”