Centre for the Creative Industries
High-Quality Film and TV Production Facilities
Opened in 2011, our Centre for the Creative Industries is a modern, environmentally-sustainable building that reflects the growing importance of the creative industries to the economic development of the region.
Located on our Wrexham campus, the centre offers high-quality production facilities without the higher costs associated with studios based in Manchester, Birmingham or London.
A hub for the development of a creative industries culture, the centre provides a stimulus to the development of private and spin-out businesses associated with the creative industries, as well as promoting greater interdisciplinary collaboration involving subjects as diverse as art and design, computing and engineering.
The centre is home of BBC Cymru Wales in Wrexham, strengthening the BBC’s presence in North East Wales and providing new production facilities for its staff, guests and contributors.
The studio is a 105 m2 (1134 ft2) space with removable, bleacher seating for an audience of up to 46, suitable for small-to-medium size set-ups with an audience, or larger sets without an audience. The studio also features a curved, double-height green screen around 2 sides of the studio. The studio is available for dry hire or with lighting and cameras. You can have a look around the studio via our virtual tour here.
The post-production suite includes a 5.1 surround sound speaker system, colour grading and sound control surfaces, and supports projects in Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere CS6. We are also able to provide a voice-over recording facility, for those wishing to add a dialogue or narrative in post-production.
The large, naturally-lit atrium looks out over the University’s lawns, and is a great venue for formal receptions and informal presentations, as well as providing a great place to relax with a hot drink. The nearby break-out rooms make this the perfect location for small conferences and less formal events looking for an innovative setting.
A unique art venue
The walls of the large atrium space are adorned by the Dance of Life mural, by local artist Mildred Eldridge. Considered her most significant work, the seven large panels explore the theme of civilised man’s alienation from nature, and feature scenes of countryside and seashore, with birds, animals and plants.
At a Glance:
- Double height TV studio
- Seating for up to 46
- Gallery above TV studio
- Large naturally-lit atrium
- Small break-out rooms
- 3D workshop
- Flexible design studio
- Post-production studios
- Voice-over rooms
- BBC studio
- Free wifi
- Free parking
- Small concerts
- Business breakfasts
- Networking events