Introducing Elaine Carr – she’s one of Amalgam’s senior makers. Elaine has a post-grad in…
By 21 January 2019 we will have moved to our centre of operations to a new site near the centre of Bristol in Lawrence Hill. It’s with a mixture of excitement and sadness that we’re packing up The Old Sorting Office into the relocation vans, new tenants, will be moving in shortly.
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Our new build space has high ceilings and 60% more floor space to enable us to expand our services in the years ahead. As many of our friends and clients will know, alongside our scale models and product work we also work on outsize sculptures and TV props which need plenty of space for building and finishing. We also want to retain separate space in the model making workshop for our more confidential design and development projects. After much searching, we found the best site and a team of contractors have been preparing it to be fully operational before the end of the month.
Becoming a centre of creative excellence
It’s great to see the South West rapidly expanding into a creative hub and centre of excellence for innovation. Our projects span several industries, realising a range of visual and physical displays for businesses developing new products, designs, animation, and broadcast media.
The new facilities have more room for the production teams, who specialise in 3D design, prop-making for broadcast media and traditional architectural model making through to product prototyping, 3D printing and electronics. We’ve added some custom-designed features to the new space, giving us:
· a spray booth safe for specialist paints
· a dedicated area for CNC machining larger shapes
· a clean room for 3D printing and new 3D scanning capabilities
· better facilities for interactives, augmented reality and electronics
Our new location
Easily accessible from the M32 and not far from the centre of Bristol, the location is key for us, not only being accessible for our local and national clients, but also facilitating us arranging transit and shipping for our work all over the world. As we get settled in, we plan to open the doors to planned visits for clients and friends – do just give us a call on 0117 9249596 to arrange your visit or look out for our events later this year.