Creative agency expands to dedicated city centre studio space after period of growth

The What Media team

A creative media company has taken a two-year lease on new studio space, having expanded its team to 12-strong.

What Media has signed up for a production studio in the Enterprise City district, giving the business its own space to create content for client

It has expanded its business into its own production space at Department Bonded Warehouse, having had resident desk spaces at the Manchester city centre workspace since 2020.

It is now taking advantage of one of the six newly acquired production studios at the site. In that time, the business has grown its team and worked on major campaigns with household name clients.

What Media produces commercials, social media video content, animations, product videos, drone fly-throughs, events and more for clients such as Leeds University, The Fragrance Shop, Missguided, Quorn and New Balance.

The studios at Department Bonded Warehouse give creative and media members easy access to state-of-the-art facilities in a flexible and agile way.

Initially, Department started with a content photography studio but, given its popularity, the offer has since been expanded to dedicated production spaces for TV, media and broadcasting requirements.

Chris Townsend, co-founder and director at What Media, said: “Department Bonded Warehouse is a hub for creative work in Manchester and has been an excellent location for us to have our desk-based home over the past couple of years.

“We are so excited to now also have a dedicated studio space within the building, allowing us access to top tier facilities that we can call our own.

“We have worked on some really exciting projects and have more in the pipeline and having this space is a huge step in our business journey that we are pleased to be taking with the support of the team at Department.”

Anthony Powell, managing director of Department, said: “It is so rewarding to see our members expand and grow and to be able to offer them the facilities to accommodate that development.”

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