We've finally gone and done it - purchased a giant empty shell of a building that is perfect for paint balling, go karting, urbex and not a lot else. We took the keys on 20th March and there is no going back now.
The good news with having a blank canvas for our new offices is that we get to spend loads of cash on all the useless cool creative agency stuff that seems to be de rigueur. Slides, fireman's pole, here we come!
If we've got any money left over after that we'll get some running water fitted and maybe even a toilet.
So its going to be an interesting 3 months (optimistic) for FLETCHERWILSON and one which is going to see us build a custom film and broadcast studio along with a great creative post production space (and a great coffee machine (bought, not built)).
And here is the challenge to our friends - if you had a blank canvas with which to build a production facility, what would you definitely include? What would you avoid? What equipment, services, suppliers and contractors do you rate? If you're a client, what makes your day? What services do you want? What makes you want to come back? Let us know and if its a tip that we haven't thought of and we use it, we'll put your picture up on the wall in a hall of fame (If it works out to be really rubbish we'll make a hall of shame - joking - mostly ;)
You can see what we like already and post ideas on our Pinterest board.
You can also leave comments on this blog. We'll write a blog post with more detail on the facilities that we'll be offering from the new production space soon and we'll be making regular posts to the blog showing the transformation from concrete shell to media megatron facility.
For now, here's a teaser of what we have to work with: