Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Aardman's new office

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.

Aardman co-founder David Sproxton said it was an exciting time in the company's history, "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.

More details can be found via the Wallace and Gromit Forum.

1 comment:

FleaCircusDirector said...

According to a bristol cabbie, "lovely it is, all made from wood and in the lift Wallace announces what floor you're on."