Post Production and VFX studio Unit is moving from Berners Mews in Noho to a bespoke new eight storey facility on Margaret Street, Fitzrovia in May, complete with the expansion of four large grading suites.

Co Founders Adam and Amanda Luckwell have curated a home which allows for the expansion of their Scripted and Colour Departments.

After a number of recent artist and production hires the team wanted to build a new space to deliver full creative solutions across VFX, Sound, Colour, Design, Offline and Online.

The new studio has taken over six months to bring to life. An open plan reception, relaxed working area, will enable Unit to host industry collab events, team get togethers, training sessions, and bespoke client entertaining.

The lower ground floor will house MCR, QC and Open Studio working CG / Design areas.

The Colour department will be equipped with an expansion of Grading Suites – doubling the number to 4 large spacious Colour Suites with Sony BVM-HX310 monitors, complete with Baselight systems and Davinci Resolves. Creative Director of Colour Denny Cooper leads the department across shortform with Dan Coles leading Colour across longform.

Unit will now have numerous VFX Suites housing Flame, Flame Assist, Nuke and Nuke Studio. Fraser Cleland heads up the Flame and Nuke team.

The 3D offering will ensure Maya and Houdini, Real flow, Mudbox, Golem, Massive, Yeti and bespoke Systems. Creative Director of 3D Nuno Pereira leads the line-up of artists.

Creative Director of Design Tom Wansbrough-Jones heads up Unit’s own in-house creative Design Studio,for design and animation capabilities using After Effects, Photoshop, Premier & Cinema 4D.

The new home will include 5.1 Commercials Sound Design offering in the Sound Studio, led by Creative Director of Sound Jamie Thomas, offering creative audio and sound design, with voice over facilities, Protools Rigs and Protools assist station.

Unit’s latest creative highlights include recent Short-form project Sky Sport Tennis, for the release of their first ever channel dedicated to Tennis. Other highlights include Bumble, Dance With the Wind Short Film and Quickbooks Boudica Call. Unit Film & TV highlights include the newly launched BBC series This Town by Peaky Blinders Steven Knight. The Tourist season 2, Grantchester, and VERA.

Unit’s Co Founders Adam and Amanda Luckwell said: “The opening of our new home on Margaret Street is the culmination of years of evolution at UNIT. We have adapted to the post pandemic era and embraced hybrid working and the building is designed around that. It is the perfect environment to develop creativity; it offers the technology to work seamlessly in a remote workflow, as well as the comfort and location to work together physically – whichever route is best suited to our clients, our staff and the project at hand to get the most out of each and every one. We cannot wait to welcome our clients into the new space and collaborate with the very best the industry can offer”.

Unit’s Managing Director Ian Luxford says of the move: “This really is a case of the right place, right time. Our beautiful Berners Mews studio was perfect for the pre-pandemic era. However, since 2020, the world and working lifestyles have changed drastically. We have embraced hybrid working at UNIT and so have so many of our clients. This move has given us the perfect opportunity to create a bespoke environment designed for the post-pandemic way of working and, importantly, the future. I cannot wait to invite you in for a cup of tea and show you around our new boutique home!”



Pippa Considine

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