Tatton Locations opens new film and TV workspace in Altrincham

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by Simon Austin
North Range

Tatton Locations has officially opened a new workspace for the Film and TV industry at its studio HQ in Altrincham.

The development of the North Range at Ashley Hall follows a period in which some of the UK’s most popular TV shows, including Peaky Blinders, The Worst Witch, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks, have been filmed at Tatton Locations’ sites.

Two of the first tenants at the North Range are Imagineering Global LLP, an award-winning international architectural design company, employing five people, and the three-strong Film & TV Productions Group, founded by former stuntman Andy Egan.

Charlie Greenstein, head of TV & Film for Tatton Locations, said: “The North Range is our ‘creative hub’ at Tatton Studios and we want to attract a range of different trades within the industry to provide a kind of one stop shop for incoming filmmakers and it’s already proving very attractive.

“Already on site we have companies doing independent production, set design, event and equipment hire as well as an independent camera operator and a web designer and a broadcast lighting company is about to move in.”

Abbie Morrow, Tatton Locations’ TV and Film co-ordinator, added:  “The catalyst for the North Range has been the tremendous interest we’ve had in using our unparalleled portfolio of land and properties, which are all available as locations and include diverse landscapes, working farms, numerous historic houses and estates, and more than six hundred domestic properties.

“We’ve only just launched, but the North Range will be full by the end of the year and it means that we will have to expand further next year to meet the interest we are generating from across the industry.”

With the 560sqm/ 6027sqft North Range already filling up fast, plans are being progressed to expand it further. Tatton Locations is part of the Tatton Group and offers film makers and producers a mixture of rural and historic locations across 6500 acres in Cheshire.

Their studio complex, Tatton Studios, which can also be found at Ashley Hall, boasts industry-standard superfast broadband provided by Tatton Tech, two large build spaces, a 54ft broadcast standard green screen and is close to the important broadcast hubs with global reputations of Manchester and Liverpool.