Leeds posthouse Sticks & Glass is to expand into 4,000 sq ft of new commercial space, in addition to their existing facility in the city centre of Leeds.
The new space will contain multi-function production suites and open plan production offices in their expanded post facility.
Phase 1 of the build is now underway, and will offer a dynamic and versatile space for a range of production needs. The first 3 new suites will be completed in August 2023.
The new multi-function production suites are an example of how S&G is looking forward and trying to anticipate the needs of clients and the industry as a whole. These rooms have been meticulously designed and equipped to cater to various aspects of the post and live production process, including online editing, colour grading, tracklaying, audio mixing, commentary recording, live graphics, replays and vision mixing.
By incorporating these capabilities into a matrix of suites at S&G aims to streamline legacy live workflows and keep collaborators, filmmakers, content creators, producers and directors all working together under one roof. The versatile
nature of these production suites enables seamless transitions between different stages of the production process, reducing the friction and delivery hurdles between live and post.
“Our goal is to create a production space that empowers our clients to do things differently, and get professionals working face to face again,” said Verdy Oliver, co-founder of Sticks & Glass. “With our new, multi-function production suites and
adjoining open plan production offices, we are offering a solution for both live and post which we believe is quite unique. Whether it’s video editing or live camera switching, our state-of-the-art rooms provide the perfect environment for productions and indies to scale up and down as their productions’ needs change over the course of the job.”
S&G has been delivering broadcast services to clients such as BBC, CBS, IMG and C4 since 2018 and will provide an even higher level of service to their broadcaster clients following this expansion.
“We are incredibly excited to build these multi-function production suites in our beautiful facility,” added Adam Bennett, co-founder. “Our aim is to create a space that helps productions stay close to their talent, whether it be directors, editors or commentators, whilst reducing the burden on those working from home. We know that lots of professionals are happy with working remotely and we understand the world of possibilities this opens up. However, we also see the need for small independent production companies to get together once or twice a week, and be close to the edit or indeed the live output. The multi-function spaces are about making this an easy place for productions to call home.”
The expansion has been in part funded by Creative UK’s Creative Growth Finance fund. The organisation, which supports creative sector businesses, has been instrumental in the S&G journey and a major partner since 2020.