The Flying Colour Company swoops for bigger home

The Flying Colour Company (TFCC) will move to a larger facility in 2018 after outgrowing its current Carnaby Street base.

The new HQ will be a stone’s throw away, on the corner of Ganton Street and Carnaby Street (pictured, above), and will cover more than 2,500 sq ft of space across three floors, more than doubling the firm’s footprint.

Due to open in January, it will include three Flame suites, an enlarged machine room, a high-speed fibre network and additional data storage. Further staff will also be added to the current headcount of 14 as the firm looks to tackle ongoing and additional projects.

TFCC managing director and co-founder Simon Wilkinson said: “In just over three years, we’ve quietly become a very busy little VFX house with a lot of upcoming work from a wide range of TV and feature film clients.”

“We will be sad to leave 26 Carnaby Street but we need more space to ensure we can continue to service productions properly, grow organically and attract more artists, producers and operational guys, as well as install more equipment.”

Wilkinson acknowledged that while Soho is still a costly location for a small business, he hasn’t considered moving anywhere else. “All our clients love working in Soho,” he said. “Yes, it is an expensive place to be, but we make it work by prioritising creative and operational space for our artists and clients.”

TFCC chief engineer Andy Howard will oversee the facility installation.

This article first appeared in Broadcast magazine.