Audio facility Aquarium Studios is to leave its Wardour Street home to move in with Clear Cut and has entered into a Services Agreement with the Clear Cut Group.
As part of the deal, Clear Cut will provide “scale and support” to enable Aquarium to accelerate growth.
Aquarium will continue in its own right operating from within Clear Cut’s subsidiary, The Edit Store, at the Bayley Street site, as well as maintaining Aquarium’s facilities in Brussels.
In addition to offering Aquarium a new location, the move will bring the administration and technical side of the two companies closer together. It will provide more facilities for the Aquarium team and additional creative support to deliver the voice-over, ADR and documentary TV work that has outgrown Aquarium’s existing premises in Wardour Street.
Aquarium MD Sean O’Shea says: “With so much negative news about, this is a really positive step. We started speaking to the Clear Cut team about this over a year ago and it seemed to make perfect sense. It was one of those rare occasions where the benefits of working with each other were clear to both sides. When Covid came along the arrangement seemed to make even more sense, and I could see that it would enable us to maximise growth in the knowledge that all our clients, be they Feature Film, TV, Corporate or Video Games, who are all equally important to us, will be better served”
Rowan Bray, MD of the Clear Cut Group says: “Delivering services to clients, tailored to their needs, has always been at the heart of what we do. This is a logical extension of that approach, giving us a chance to collaborate with a sound specialist that we believe is going places. Our businesses are symbiotic and our facilities offer Aquarium eleven suites where they now have four. With our technical and administrative infrastructure the creative team at Aquarium can focus on their award-winning skills while we support their growth plans. We are looking forward to an exciting few years ahead.”