Birchwood Park puts Manchester Studios in the spotlight

The North West’s largest out of town business park, Birchwood Park Warrington, is delighted to welcome TV and film studio company, Manchester Studios as its new occupier.

Manchester Studios is a world-class production and studio facility, operated by All Studios, with its primary base in the heart of Manchester city centre. Due to growing demand for studio space in the North West, the company will be expanding onto Birchwood Park taking 2 self-contained units of 14,950 sq ft and 6,109 sq ft in Cavendish Place to provide additional soundstages to compliment the main complex.

Manchester Studios works with a range of high profile clients, including ITV, BBC, Sky and Netflix, on some of the biggest shows around – providing high-quality soundstages, with state-of-the-art acoustic treatments.

Melanie Jones, MD at All Studios said: ‘We’re thrilled to be expanding into Birchwood Park – we have seen a huge growth in production across the region in the last three years, and it’s showing no signs of slowing, with the demand driving the decision for us to expand out of Manchester into Birchwood.

‘We needed to be situated within a 15 mile radius of our existing space, with good transport links to Liverpool and Manchester, that give productions access to a wide range of location filming opportunities between the two cities.

‘We were attracted to Birchwood Park for its vibrant campus environment, variety of amenities and sense of community, it’s a natural fit for our business, our clients and their teams.’

Martin O’Rourke, commercial director at Birchwood Park, commented: ‘Birchwood Park has for over 20 years been recognised as the region’s leading out-of-town destination for business, and the move of Manchester Studios to the Park introduces a new industry to Warrington.

It’s not just an exciting development for us at Birchwood Park, but also for the local area. Welcoming Manchester Studios to Warrington will provide an opportunity for the creative sector to expand and grow in Warrington to hopefully create a new cluster of like-minded business in the area.

‘We’re excited to welcome Manchester Studios to the Park and the potential growth that can come from them being here.’

In 2018, Birchwood Park celebrated its 20th birthday. Since 1998, the park has almost tripled in size, providing 1.1million square feet of office and warehouse space and accommodating more than 165 businesses in a variety of sectors.