Location One, a nationwide firm providing around-the-clock location supplies to film and TV productions across the UK, is the latest new business to join the tenant community at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol, the largest dedicated film and TV studio in the West of England.
The new Bristol office marks Location One’s second regional branch, since the company started out in 2008 with a head office in Barking, London and a main depot base in Manchester. Location One is the thirteenth new tenant to open for business at The Bottle Yard Studios.
Designed to support the last minute demands of Production and Location departments, Location One offers a range of ﬁeld tested products available for sale or hire, designed to assist productions anywhere in the UK, at any time of day. Its team consists of ex-Location Managers who share years of ‘on-set’ experience of the pressures and demands of ﬁlming on location.
Rowan Clarke, Manager of Location One’s new Bristol branch (pictured above) says: “The Bottle Yard Studios was the obvious choice for the Bristol branch of Location One as it puts us right at the heart of the industry in the South West. It’s been clear to us for some time that the Studios are consistently attracting more and more new productions and businesses, so it’s great to be where the action is. As well as being able to service filming on location throughout the South West and Wales, we are perfectly placed for productions using the Studios and facilities within The Bottle Yard. Our stock of hire and sale items is growing daily and we aim to provide the same excellent level of service that productions expect from our London and Manchester branches.”
Fiona Francombe, Site Director of The Bottle Yard Studios says: “We’re delighted to welcome Location One to Bristol. As an ex-Location Manager myself, I know only too well the sheer number of complex demands that the average shoot can bring. Location One’s unique services are delivered by people from within the industry who share that understanding, making it really beneficial to the many production and location departments it works with all over the UK. We’re very happy they chose Bristol as their second regional branch, and we are confident that their presence will further enhance what the Studios can offer to British and international productions that choose to base production with us.”
Some of Location One’s most popular products include purpose designed pop up screens for pop up costume rooms, imported Hurricane Evaporative Coolers ideal for closed sets and production office space, and puddle sucker machinery to remove the common problem of unwanted surface water in unit bases. The company’s full range of production services includes power (generators, distribution solutions and fuel management) lighting (the largest fleet of tower lights in the industry and the second largest supplier of Eco lights in the UK), heating, cool air, bowsers, trackway, transport, shelters, health and safety, protection materials and tape, housekeeping, unit managers day to day equipment, costume / make up rooms fit out, waste and recycling solutions and unit sign production.
Location One has supported Location and Production Managers on over 1,000 productions, spanning TV, film and commercials. Credits include Downton Abbey, Call The Midwife, Lewis, Skyfall, Snow White and the Huntsman, Thor: The Dark World and Fast & Furious 6.
Other recent additions to The Bottle Yard Studios tenant community include Emmy-award winning music and sound design company Radium Audio, sustainable film/TV set-clearance company Drèsd, and Filmscape Media, a leading supplier of film and television equipment in the UK. To view a full list of The Bottle Yard Studios’ business tenants, click here.