LATEST NEWS » WALLACE AND GROMIT MOVING TO £10 MILLION STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDIO!
Wallace and Gromit are moving to a new home after creators Aardman Animation were given the go-ahead to build a £10 million headquarters.
The Oscar-winning studio will move to a three-storey complex next to its current dockside base in Bristol after the plans were approved by the city council.
It will almost double the number of staff currently working at the site from 110 to 200, as nearly all the company's employees are relocated to the new expanded development.
The news came just days after Aardman announced a lucrative film deal with Sony Pictures - rounding off a great week for the firm.
Aardman co-founder David Sproxton said it was an exciting time in the company's history.
"All this news comes through in a rush like waiting for a London red bus," he said.
"We've been working on the feature deal for about a year, and the planning for the building has gone on for even longer. Everything seems to be going very well. The Sony deal is huge and the creative support it will bring is great. And the building will mean everyone can be together at last and out of the Portakabins."
The building will boast its own "mini cinema" and could feature four wind turbines on the roof - providing up to 25 per cent of the site's energy needs.
Building work on the site is expected to begin next year...watch this space for photos and updates!
Oh, I see so your going up in the world, eh Wallace?
What do you think about it?
Are you going to think about apprenticeships in two years? conors mum
Excellent! Especially for the four wind turbines that will provide a quarter of all energy needed. Will people be able to visit the new headquarters when it's finished?
I would love to visit the studios when they are finished. Fans help pay for the films you make, so I would encourage small tours (like the BBC TV studios does).
Does this state-of-the-art studio mean "Trouble at mill" will be sooner? Not sure we can all wait till the end of 2008 !!!
NEW FILM "TROUBLE AT MILL"
GROMIT THE BAKER HEE HEE
WALLACE MEETS NEW GIRL "SPANISH PER CHANCE"
AAHH BRING BACK WENDOLENE
i was at aardman studios the other month, awesome
Will be cool if the structures get the wind energy. Well done moving up/next door
ive went past it but avent seen inside it all the sets
Let's hope they keep the door bells.
what you about door bells?
Brill Door Bells,can't have the wrong door bells fitted. Why it would be like having the Wrong Trousers.
where is it?
do we get invited for the "grand" opening
CAN'T WAIT! I WANT TO WORK AT AARDMAN WHEN I'M OLDER!
Concrete frame manufacturer Febrey Ltd has collapsed, leaving numerous projects in the south-west of England searching for alternative suppliers.
Schemes which will now be looking to replace Febrey include Gleeds’ £8 million film facility in Bristol being built for Aardman Animation, responsible for movie hits Chicken Run and the Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit.
hope it gets sorted soon
hey everyone who likes wallace ansd gromit i do
i have the whool collection
hey who just watched wallace and gromit just then?
I visited both aardman studios, gas ferry road in which they are building the new one and the big one, Aztec west industrial park
have you been inside?
they should be in the new headquarters by 22nd jan 2009!
I went in like 2007 I went into the foyer area and saw some models!
I saw it as I drove past it when it was being built! My dad said I couldn't go inside We saw the Aardman sign on it and I saw the woman from TCOTWR when she showed you how to make a bunny!
When was that?
About... 3 months ago why?
We're moving in on the 31st of Jan so I'll be able to let you know what it's like. I'll see if I can take some pictures too
In fact, there's already a few been taken: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yellowbookltd/3170971877/in/photostream/
Cool! Can't wait Katie! Can you give me a pass! Maybe I can go in it on work experience?! Save me a place! I wrote you a letter... well not you Aardman and you sent one back!
I'll out for that next time!
is aardman still in gas ferry road
I don't think they will move cos of the new building being finished now!
they moved studios the other week....
Wooh! Yay! Glad to here it Katie! You haven't literally 'moved' you have just gone in not moved to say I don't know... London...
What are the key benefits of the new offices? Is it just about space or are there other handy features?
Has there address from the websites changed ? ( so I can post a letter to them )
No the address hasn't been changed cos the new building is right next to the old one...
so the adress is still Aardman Animations
thanks katie Lucky you You can watch all the finished films then
Yes purple and brown
Katie did you get my email!?
Looks kinda like the scottish parliment
No it doesn't! Actually slightly
Login to post a comment
Are you sure you wish to hide this message? You will not be able to read it again.
Are you sure you wish to report this message to our Moderation Team?
You will not be able to read it again.