The Bottle Yard Studios (TBYS) occupies a seven acre South Bristol site that was previously used as a winery, with buildings ranging between 7,000-200,000 square feet that were built between 1950-60. Business brought in by TBYS has created a continued use for these buildings, which became vacant in 2010. We are essentially one enormous re-purposing project and we are very proud of that!
TBYS and its partners Bristol Film Office (BFO) are committed to reducing the carbon output generated by activities on site at TBYS and filming on location around the city, to align the production sector’s activities with Bristol’s ambitious target to become carbon neutral by 2030; one-city-climate-strategy.pdf (www.bristolonecity.com).
The Bottle Yard Studios archive photo – Harvey’s Bristol Cream Sherry (image courtesy of www.bristolpast.co.uk)
Together, we established our Green Team in 2020 and developed a five year Environmental Action Plan which seeks to implement a number of de-carbonisation projects to our buildings and systems, as well as to assist clients to become more sustainable whilst working at TBYS and/or on location.
As a UNESCO City of Film (designated in 2017), Bristol is committed to fully integrating culture and creativity into local strategies and plans for sustainable city development. The Bristol UNESCO City of Film Action Plan 2021-25 commits Bristol’s film, TV and moving image sector to the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a specific focus on SDG 13 (Climate Action). Through BFO, Bristol City Council oversees the successful delivery of the Bristol UNESCO City of Film Action Plan, leading collaborative sector action to tackle climate change.
Bristol City Council’s Energy Team is fully engaged with TBYS and BFO’s Green Team. We are currently collaborating on a number of de-carbonisation projects that are planned for implementation at TBYS during 2021/2022.
View our full Sustainability Statement here.