Axis Expands Studio Space in Skypark
Skypark has announced the award-winning animation and visual effects company Axis Studios, is expanding in Skypark, adding an additional 8,500 sq. ft. to its 8,000 sq. ft. studio space.
Founded in 2000, Axis Studios creates content for the biggest names in video games, film, television, commercials and online entertainment. Over the past 18 months, the company has diversified its offering to include feature-length animated movies and TV productions such as Mattel’s Welcome to Monster High and the Channel 4 and Netflix series Kiss Me First.
The company is increasing its staff base from 160 to 200 over the next twelve months after securing Regional Selective Funding. Axis Studios’ growth will take up to 40 new recruits; including designers, artists, animators, writers and producers.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for Axis – all three of our studios in Glasgow, Bristol and London are growing, and the creative opportunities are too,” said Richard Scott, CEO of Axis Studios. “Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs visited the offices to meet the art teams behind the work we’ve been doing, as we recently secured £250,000 of Regional Selective Assistance funding. This will enable us to enter new international markets, open new creative opportunities and of course grow the team here. Creatively and geographically Skypark is well suited to accommodate our team as we move to the next stage of growth.”
Ken McInnes of Ryden joint letting agent at Skypark finished: “We welcome Axis Studios’ expansion in Skypark as one of UK’s leading entertainment companies, it is great news for the City and for the country they have chosen to expand here. Skypark has a wide range of accommodation options from 4,300 sq ft to 15,500 sq ft. to suit a range of occupiers’ needs”.
Scotland’s biggest business campus offers a unique ‘business hotel’ concept to allow those working on campus to play as well as work with a nursery, car valet, Sweat! Gym, social events and beauty services all on site. It has immediate access to all the great transport links, restaurants and leisure facilities Finnieston has to offer.
Joint letting agents for Skypark are Ryden and JLL. Tenants include, Four Seasons Nursery, Spire Global, Capita, Dermalogica and Travel2.
For more on Axis Studios, please visit www.axisstudiosgroup.com
New Art Exhibition: ‘Derelict Decadence’
Derelict Decadence, a new exhibition that celebrates Glasgow’s decaying and forgotten buildings has opened in Skypark’s donated gallery space.
Italian photographer Alfonso Ramundo who has lived in Glasgow for 20 years has created a unique collection of photographs of the places in the City he has visited and explored including, Time to Drown – Govanhill Baths, Oblivion – Caledonia Road United Presbyterian Church by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson at New Gorbals, Falling (Fallen) Apart – recently demolished Gray Dunn Biscuit Factory formerly at Tradeston.
As a child, he had a fascination for abandoned houses in the countryside near his hometown. Since then, Alfonso has spent his life photographing old buildings, showing them in their present form – often neglected and forgotten but with a story to tell.
Alfonso Ramundo said: “The aim of this exhibition is to tell a story through pictures about buildings that, after serving our society for decades by holding various activities or businesses, are in time abandoned, forgotten about, and often demolished just to be replaced by fashionable creations. The subjects of these photographs range from businesses, hotels, private homes and anything in between.
“The inspiration for this comes from the same questions I have been asking myself since I was a little boy – Who lived and worked there? Why did they leave? Why was the building abandoned? Why did they never come back?”
Alfonso finished: “My work focuses on Scotland and Glasgow in particular as all of the constructions have a similar story. They often represent remarkable works of architecture which have been left to decay over the years and have been completely overlooked, sinking into oblivion and taking with them a piece of local heritage which can never be replaced. This exhibition will bring them back to life.”
Lisa Kirsop of Resonance Capital, who handles marketing and tenant services on behalf of Skypark Trustees comments: “Skypark, Scotland’s biggest business community is delighted to welcome Alfonso Ramundo. Our donated gallery was established in 2011, and has shown the work of over 50 established and up and coming artists to thousands of workers as they go about their business.”
“Derelict Decadence” is free and open to the public and will take place throughout July until 9th August in Skypark 1. Prints are available to buy at alfonsoramundo.photoshelter.com or visit Alfonso.Ramundo.Photography (Flicker), Alfonso Ramundo (Facebook).
To find out more on exhibiting Skypark’s donated gallery please contact: email@example.com.
Skypark scoops best Scottish security team award!
Skypark’s Security Team has been awarded ‘Regional Winner for Scotland – Best Team 2017’ by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), for providing excellent security services at Scotland’s biggest business campus home to 40 businesses and over 3,500 staff.
The Award recognises Skypark Security Team’s services to the Skypark community for its personal approach and dedication to customer service. As Scottish winners, the Team will gain automatic entry into the National BSIA awards to be held on 12th July 2017 in London.
Malcolm McFetridge, centre manager of Skypark said: “Our ethos is to offer a thriving business community for tenants to enjoy. We offer a programme of site social, charity events and art exhibitions with on-site amenities such as beauty services, Four Seasons Nursery and Sweat! Gym. The commitment and dedication shown by our security team is second to none, and the pride the department takes in ensuring every visitor receives support and the warmest welcome, constantly shines through.”