Film production firm takes space in Knowsley
Zút Media has agreed a 10-year lease on 24,000 sq ft at Eric Wright Group’s Overbrook Lane.
The Knowsley unit will be used as a production studio for film, TV and video production both by Zút and other production companies looking to film in the Liverpool area.
Zút’s lease includes a break clause after five years. The unit also features 80 parking spaces, two ancillary offices, and dual-level access loading doors.
Mark Hancock, managing director at Zút, said the acquisition of the new studio comes following the company’s “significant growth”.
“Acquiring this new studio space will be a great asset for us, providing a perfect setting for our larger commissions, as well as other production companies looking to film in the area.
“Liverpool is more popular than ever as a filming destination and brings with it a lot of investment in local ancillary services, so it will be great to see some of this investment coming to Knowsley, being from the area.”
Zút’s clients include Liverpool FC, Nike, Betfred, and Amazon.
JLL advised Eric Wright on the deal.
Ruth Leighton, leasing director at JLL, said: “Overbrook Lane offers excellent space, bolstered by its strong location and accessibility. We’ve seen robust demand for spaces of this classification, and we are pleased to have acted Eric Wright Group on this successful deal.”
The Zút deal has been in the pipeline for several months. Eric Wright Group lodged plans with Knowsley Council last autumn requesting to change the use of the unit from general industrial to a film studio.
The facility will include a green screen area and a photography studio, according to planning documents.
Carol Stollery, group portfolio manager at Eric Wright Group, added: “Zut is a welcome addition to our growing tenant portfolio. It is extremely exciting and dynamic business and we are delighted that Overbrook Lane is to become a hub for creative activity, which will undoubtedly benefit both Knowsley and the wider region.”