Gravity Media announces build of new state-of-the-art production centre in London’s White City
Gravity Media has announced it is building a new production centre in London’s White City, with the first phase set to open later this year. This will be its second in London.
Gravity Media will open the state of the art, future-focused production centre that will showcase highly specialist technical facilities in the Westworks building. It will be a creative and technical media hub made up of production, post production, and live studios.
The new location will join Gravity Media’s current other production centres in London’s Chiswick, Manchester, Sydney, Melbourne, and San Francisco.
The 50,000 square foot facility will feature best in class technology to support both on premise and distributed remote production workflows. It will be directly connected to the Gravity Media UK and metro networks as well as on net with other key telco partners and able to support in excess of 200 incoming and 40 outgoing discreet services.
The facility will be based around a fully fledged 2110 IP media fabric with dedicated master control, and remote production break out MCR, eight dedicated production control rooms with dedicated audio control rooms, multiple off tube commentary booths, two studios lighting and vision control facilities, fast turnaround and craft edit, flexi desk production spaces, media management and client desking.
The Westworks building is situated next to the BBC Television Centre, which houses the likes of ITV live daytime shows such as Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning, and Loose Women as well as entertainment shows such as Saturday Night Takeaway and the Jonathan Ross Show.
The facility will also mean that Gravity Media can easily draw on its extensive EMEA and global network, and collaborate directly with its London Production Centre in Chiswick, enabling completely decentralised remote production workflows with the flexibility to integrate next generation cloud-based, GPU-powered workflows.
Ed Tischler, Gravity Media’s managing director, said: “The expansion into a brand new, state-of-the-art production centre is a big moment for Gravity Media. We are immensely proud of the team and the business and are excited about what the space can offer our clients.
“Our new production centre located in the heart of White City in the Westworks building will house our growing team of creative and innovative media specialists. With our strong technical pedigree and well-established experience of complex live, fast turnaround and post production workflows, the powerful network of connected Gravity Media remote production centres, coupled with expertise delivering turnkey solutions, will continue to offer productions a unique range of options and flexibility. We look forward to working with both established and new clients to provide the innovative solutions they need.”
Gravity Media’s CEO and founder, John Newton commented: “This year has seen Gravity Media awarded a host of important new contracts globally, welcomed more talented new hires, and meant we have showcased a newly refreshed brand as well as website – all signalling a new era for Gravity Media.
“With this gamechanging launch, following on from our recent Gravity Media production centre in Manchester opening in the iconic ABC Buildings (which also plays home to Versa studios, BBC, The Farm, Sony, and many more,) we are poised for the most exciting chapter this company has ever known.
“This expansion is a hugely exciting moment for the whole global Gravity Media team. It enables us to build a truly future-focused facility. One in which we will be able to nurture our talent as well as ensure we will attract the very best in next generation media, innovation, technology, and engineering experts who we look forward to welcoming to the new facility in White City. All with the aim of providing the most advanced solutions for all our clients across sports, film and TV and live event formats.”