Arborfield Studios, one of the latest and most exciting film studios to debut in the UK in recent years, has joined forces with Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity and media services, to create a campus-wide infrastructure to support their unique production environment.
Arborfield’s transition from army garrison to cutting-edge film studio comes from the team behind Longcross Films Studios, which opened its doors back in 2006. Longcross which has seen frequent use for work on blockbuster hits including Skyfall, War Horse, Captain Phillips and Fast & Furious 6 has made a name for itself due to the studio’s flexibility in allowing producers and directors to modify stages and facilities to meet their specific needs.
Sohonet has worked closely with Arborfield Garrison Studio since the project’s infancy to provide end-to-end network services, real time collaboration and file transfer tools to the campus as well as installing cutting-edge wireless infrastructure across the site to help Arborfield meet the unique demands of the global film and TV community.
Bob Terry, Managing Director of Longcross and Arborfield Studios said, ‘Having successfully worked with Sohonet to retrofit Longcross Film Studios with the latest wireless and networking infrastructure, when we took on Arborfield, choosing Sohonet as a partner was the logical choice. We recognise Sohonet’s ability to accommodate the increasing demands of the media industry which in turn allows us to meet the production needs of our customers.’
Damien Carroll, Chief Operating Officer of Sohonet has said, ‘We are delighted to be part of this collaboration with Arborfield Studios. Productions are now working with some of the world’s most valuable and sensitive content, moving bigger and bigger files, faster and faster. Having a secure and flexible workspace to offer their clients was of the utmost importance to the Arborfield team and it’s been a pleasure working on this project with them from the start’.