These are on top of current operations in the centre of Manchester and at The Pie Factory.
The latest move will also see Flix diversifying from its traditional post-production background with new studio and production space.
“There is a shortage in studio space here, The Sharp Project is full, as is The Pie Factory, so there is a need for this at MediaCityUK,” said managing director, Leo Casserley.
The Broadway facility officially opens on Wednesday, with a special guest appearance from a certain former Manchester United manager. The White Tower, which Casserley said would be ‘very high end’, following in February. By the start of next year, Flix will have studios and production space; 45 online and off-line suites; 5 dubbing theatres; CGI, graphics and animation; and dedicating grading.
“Touch wood, things are going well and in the last 3 years, we have grown extraordinarily quickly,” added Casserley.
“It sounds too good to be true because 3 years ago we were in a very bad place. We didn’t ‘phoenix’, instead we paid back all our debts and are now debt free and I’ve taken on a new business partner, who’s background isn’t this industry, but finance and that’s definitely helped.”
The company was founded in 1992 and has recently recruited 3 former Sumners dubbing mixers and online editor, Richard Pierce has returned to Flix from The Farm. It takes the full-time staff numbers to 40, plus freelancers.