O2i Design Consultants assisted Somerset Film to secure funding for the refurbishment of newly acquired premises. Somerset Film received considerable funding from Arts Council England towards the first phase of upgrading the Engine Room community media centre at 50/52 High Street, Bridgwater.
Working with Somerset Film, O2i Design designed and are supervising the refurbishment of their new premises. The grant has enabled Somerset Film to enhance its digital and creative media services, to offer new community rehearsal and meeting spaces, a local film and TV archive, improved edit facilities, hot desks for fledgling creative businesses and better access and connectivity throughout the premises. The first phase of this project is now well underway.
Phil Shepherd, Facilitator, says “We intend that Engine Room 2.0 will be a creative skills and production resource the Bridgwater and Somerset community can be proud of. Come and see us and hear more about our plans!” You can view the site whilst work is ongoing here.
The plans for the second phase of development of Engine Room 2.0 promise improved and enlarged studio facilities including dedicated space for disabled film makers.
Refurbishment works on this first phase started in September 2015. Planned completion of Stage 1 is May 2016.