Case studies

With 18 years in the business and a reputation for providing fast and easy access to shoot-ready locations, we work with some of the world’s leading brands and broadcasters.

Intergalactic Sky TV

The client briefed us for a location that could act as a hotel bar in a scene for this brilliant Sky TV drama. We had lots of central Manchester options for them and in the end they chose dark and mysterious location 2909. The scene involved a large scuffle with people being dragged across the floor and in the midst, three burlesque dancers performing on a stage. Needless to say, there was quite a lot going on and a lot of set dressing required before the cameras started rolling.
Client: Sky TV
Locations:
  • # 2909 Bars & restaurant in Manchester

Cobra Series 3: Rebellion Sky TV

The client approached us for this popular returning drama, not only to revisit to the location for Anna's house again as a continuation from series 2 (this time filming in two of the three blocks) but to also provide them with some additional locations. We sourced and hired another large family home to act as another characters home, as well as arranging filming at two commercial office locations in central Manchester. The offices needed to double for London - something high rise, with lots of glass and a large, impressive entrance reception.
Client: Sky TV
Locations:
  • # 2874 Large family home in Greater Manchester
  • # 2760 Large family home in Greater Manchester
  • # 3036 Office in Manchester
  • # 3035 Offices in Manchester

Cobra Series 2: Cyberwar Sky TV

The client needed our help in securing filming at Manchester City Airport to film a scene with 120 extras. Being the film-friendly location they are, the airport were excited and happy to accommodate such a large scale production and we even went along on the day to help marshall all of those people. In addition, we provided extensive hire for the location acting as Anna's house, with the client choosing location 2874. What's more, they even revisited this location in series 3!
Client: Sky TV
Locations:
  • # 2874 Large family home in Greater Manchester
  • # 2810 Airport in Greater Manchester

Breaking Point Sky Cinema

The client came to us needing a large, impressive location they could take over, uninterrupted, for a number of days to film one of the main breakdancing scenes in this feature film. There was no doubt that Martins Bank in Liverpool was going to be the perfect choice for this as it was completely empty, super film-friendly and willing to take large scale shoots, despite the sensitive GradeII listed nature of the building. Throughout the process we worked closely with the owners of the location and the production to ensure the set dressing requirements wouldn't compromise any of the grade listing features in this stunning building.
Client: Sky Cinema

The Ripper Netflix

This client was London based and didn't know Yorkshire very well, so being the Yorkshire experts we not only helped with providing locations for their contributor interviews but also offered production support. We enlisted one of our location managers to help scout all the locations for the outdoor scenes which included seeking council permissions, closing and traffic managing roads, obtaining permission to fly a drone in a public place and finding a unit base nearby to filming.
Client: Netflix
Locations:
  • # 2677 Large family home in Leeds
  • # 2748 Barn conversions & farmhouse in Leeds

The Stranger Netflix

The client asked us to help them source some family homes to act as character houses in this popular Netflix drama. Whilst the locations needed to look relatively 'normal' they did need to be big enough to accommodate a crew of circa. 50 people, as well as have room externally (and on the street) to park technical vehicles and trucks. The drama was filmed in 3 blocks, with the locations featuring throughout.
Client: Netflix
Locations:
  • # 1593 Modest family home in Greater Manchester
  • # 2037 Modest family home in Greater Manchester

The Puppet Master Netflix

The client approached us to help provide some location options for this sensitive Netflix documentary. The owners of the chosen location needed to be ok with not occupying the house whilst the crew were there for complete privacy to the contributors. The crew ended up filming over a number of days to give the contributors enough time and space to tell their story the way they wanted it to be told.
Client: Netflix
Locations:
  • # 2845 Large family home in West Yorkshire

Tom Grennan Amen

The client needed a rural location with some industrial elements, vast amounts of space and lots of different backdrops for this exciting music video for artist, Tom Grennan. We chatted through a range of options with them and they liked location 2648 so much they adapted their creative brief to suit. We absolutely love how the final look and feel of the music video turned out.
Client: Amen
Locations:
  • # 2648 Country home in Cumbria

Sherwood BBC

The client briefed us for a city centre apartment to act as a character home in this BBC drama. We had a range of options to offer that the client conducted recces at. They settled on a cool loft space with exposed materials and amazing styling. We helped arrange the shoot with the wider building management as well to ensure everybody was on board and all neighbours on the same floor were happy with the arrangements. In addition, we also managed the hire of Martins Bank building for the client, this time utilising the old archive room.
Client: BBC
Locations:
  • # 2752 Interior design home in Manchester

Everything I Know About Love BBC

The client came to us needing multiple locations for this brilliant Manchester based production. The requirements included a lively bar, a restaurant and a city office. The client shot over a period of months so we worked on the locations on and off as and when the scenes were written and ready for filming.
Client: BBC
Locations:
  • # 2721 Bars & restaurant in Manchester
  • # 2909 Bars & restaurant in Manchester
  • # 3035 Offices in Manchester

Funny Woman Sky Max

The client carried out an extensive hire period at famous Martins Bank in Liverpool for various scenes throughout this production. The main scene was in the banking hall, only the art department re-dressed this to look like a department store and we can't believe the transformation they made. The crew were on site for just over a month prepping, filming and reinstating the location.
Client: Sky Max

The Curse Channel 4

The client was looking for an airport to film a chase and getaway scene so they needed lots of room and a flexible location. The owners of location 2810 were the perfect choice for this client brief, not only are they super film-friendly but they are amenable to last minute changes, allowed the art department to really bring their creative vision to life and even arranged the take off of the plane seamlessly with air traffic control. What's more, the pilot and the plane used also belong to one of the members of staff at the airport!
Client: Channel 4
Locations:
  • # 2810 Airport in Greater Manchester

Sexy Beast Paramount+

The client was looking for a location that could offer a variety of backdrops for different scenes for this high-end production. Martins Bank in Liverpool was the favourite choice in the end and the crew dressed scenes including city offices, a nightclub, a robbery inside a casino and a penthouse apartment. This was a large scale production with a lot of prep work involved beforehand, then, a good amount of time for reinstatement at the end of the hire to return this Grade II listed location back to exactly how it was found at the start of the hire.
Client: Paramount+
Locations:
  • # 2946 Office in Liverpool

Fool Me Once Netflix

The client came to us needing several locations to be used over several weeks of filming, including: a family home to be used as the main character’s house, another family home for her ‘brother’, a swanky exterior (to be used as the entrance to an apartment), a small airport where the main character could give flying lessons, and an imposing building that could pass for a police station.
Client: Netflix
Locations:
  • # 2624 Grand design in Cheshire
  • # 2770 Large family home in Greater Manchester
  • # 2810 Airport in Greater Manchester

Boat Story BBC One

The client came to us asking for a residential property with an open plan kitchen/living area, which they could use as a filming location a week later. They’d also need access the day before the shoot for some set dressing. Finally, the location had to be within easy reach of the production team’s base at Manchester’s Versa Studios.
Client: BBC One
Locations:
  • # 2767 Large family home in Leeds

Nolly ITV

The client wanted to use the Liverpool landmark, Martin’s Bank, for three different scenes, to be filmed over a period of several weeks. The main banking hall was to be transformed into a Birmingham hotel, the exterior of the building would be used as a ‘London’ backdrop, and one of the large boardrooms would be dressed as an Italian restaurant! Knowing that the owners of the building, property investment firm Kinrise, are among our commercial Location Partners, they knew we’d be able to get them in.
Client: ITV

Stay Close Netflix

The client was looking for a ‘normal family home’ to use as the main character's house in a Netflix drama. It had to be big enough to accommodate a crew of up to 50 people and they’d need to film there over a period of 3 months, meaning the owner would have to move out.
Client: Netflix
Locations:
  • # 2751 Large family home in Greater Manchester

Wedding Season Disney+

The client needed several locations for this Disney+ series, including: a Manchester apartment, a ‘Chinese restaurant’ for a scene that would take several days to dress and shoot, and another commercial building that they could use as a dressmaker’s studio.
Client: Disney+
Locations:
  • # 2822 Apartment in Manchester
  • # 2884 Office in Manchester

Red Rose BBC3

The client needed two high-end residential locations in the Cheshire area – one to be used as the home of the character, ‘Becky Fox’, and another to be used for the opening sequence, in which a teenage girl jumps from the roof of her family home.
Client: BBC3
Locations:
  • # 2646 Interior design home in Cheshire
  • # 2865 Interior design home in Cheshire

Ronaldo Therabody

The client was looking for a luxury home in Liverpool, for a shoot with ‘a famous footballer’ (who later turned out to be Christiano Ronaldo!). They’d need to film him using the Therabody ‘theragun’ in a home gym, maybe a pool area, a bedroom, and a living room. They’d also need to film the player getting in a car.
Client: Therabody
Locations:
  • # 2867 Large family home in Greater Manchester

Mel B Marks & Spencer

The client needed a cool residential location in or near to Leeds for a ‘sponsored content shoot’ featuring former Spice Girl. The resulting images would feature inside and on the cover of The Sunday Times Style magazine, while the video content would be used for a brand-sponsored digital video campaign to be published by The Sunday Times Style’s YouTube channel.
Client: Marks & Spencer
Locations:
  • # 2845 Large family home in West Yorkshire

With 18 years in the business and a reputation for providing fast and easy access to shoot-ready locations, we work with some of the world's leading brands and broadcasters.

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