We have worked many times with the Northern School of Art, formally Cleveland College of Art & Design, and for this project we have been asked to explore the conversion of a former bus depot in the centre of Hartlepool to film studios and manufacturing spaces for costumes, scenery and props.
The proposed film studios would utilise the large, open bus garages with the main change to the building being the introduction of acoustic walls, ceiling and roller doors. The studios would be supported by rooms for make-up, costumes, etc. One end of the building would be split into a range of spaces for workshops, including machinery for large scale foam cutting, 3D printing and fabric printing.
Funding is currently being arranged before the project can progress to more detailed designs.
Client: Northern School of Art