Big Shed Studio

Popular, very versatile, professionally run studios with infinity curves.
Shoot TVCs, films, promos, automotive shoots, stills etc
Host, meetings, seminars & more.
Sound recording space.
Ground floor.
Full green screen.
Full blackout drapes.
PLUS a professionally installed overhead shot facility...
Tracking cage 7ft sq with 3ft sq central trap door in the floor.
Carries 3 crew plus gear, raises the lens to approx 17ft.
Frontal Moy camera mount.
The rig traverses the roof left to right 40 ft on motorised rollers.
Wide angle, the field of view covers most of the large studio floor area.
Unique... probably...
It allows overhead shots to be achieved without building scaff towers and gantries which take time and manpower and it won't compromise floor space and lighting options.
If any of your creatives are planning layouts with an 'overhead perspective' then they should really be made aware of this facility which is available to your agency or the commissioned photographer.
We ALSO have a custom built van which carries a telescopic pneumatic
mast elevating a camera | video to a max of 85ft | 26 mtrs controllable inside the van by laptop.
Great for building views, a site recce, recording behind the scenes.
...or creating behind the scenes records of big shoots.
Fully fitted kitchens, for food shoots | catering.
Heated bathrooms + shower.
Lunch delivery; many menus available.
Green room and chill areas.
Easy links to motorway networks.
Car parking for 20+ vehicles.
Ample space for generators and catering lorries.
Trafford Centre.
Airport 15 mins.

Other ways Big Shed can get involved in your production include:
Set building and lighting hire.
Models, stylists, hair and makeup artists.
Prop sourcing and provision, accommodation.
And a whole host of other services – just ask!

Please view at any time, please email via the link above!

Book Direct – No Commission charged.

More images via the Instagram link below.


This is a fantastic professional studio to work in and just hang out, it has a great atmosphere and is like a home from home for me as I’ve spent weeks here over the last few years!
Facilities are brilliant, the ‘help factor’ is superb and it has everything you need.
I’ll be back!

David Anthony – Photographer

The Big Shed is exactly that! Big.
A great work space for stills photography whether you’re using the cove studio or the mezzanine.
It’s immaculate and incredibly user friendly. From a photographer or agency perspective it’s a great place for clients. The car parking and storage capability for large shoots is perfect and the accessibility to major motorway networks is ideal and it’s easy to find thanks to Justin’s excellent map.
Nothing is too much trouble in terms of equipment, set building – right through to catering.
Justin is the ultimate host and Big Shed is the ultimate photographic work space in Manchester.

John Allen – HO – TBWA – Manchester – EGraphics

Great facility in easy access location – complete capability, modern, clean, functional and versatile.
Friendly, helpful and responsive people – great teamwork.
Delivery dates met, excellent finishing / production work. Good value, too!

Alan Watts – Driveline Mktg – Great Rides UK

I’ve always found Big Shed studio a great place to work: spacious, really well appointed, friendly and easy to get to and from.
One of the big bonuses is the height which means working with cranes is easy.

Richard Oliver – Director – Silver Films

Crewroom have been using The Big Shed for the last year or so now and love it there.
The studios are well looked after and the service you get is second to none.
I always know the production will run smoothly at The Big Shed as Justin is always on hand to deal with anything and everything we throw at him.
I would highly recommend you take a look at the spaces on offer there.

Mark Povey – Producer – Crewroom TV

As access and ease of use is paramount when working on commercial projects.
It’s always a pleasure working in the ‘Big Shed’. Justin always makes everyone feel welcome and is always at hand to solve problems at any time.
The studio space is always well presented and is flexible in its uses.
All in all the ‘Big Shed’ is a great environment for both crew and clients.

Marc Ingham – Director – Chief TV – Manchester

Working in the Big Shed proved to be more than I could have hoped for, with a shoot involving car, models and bikes.
The space was so flexible and without the amazing powered overhead moveable platform !!!!
One of the shots would have proved exceptionally difficult.
They make you feel very at home and amazingly helpful, with plenty of parking, great cove and even a fork lift truck. It really is quite special.

Tracey Gibbs – Photographer

I have filmed many productions at Big Shed, from pack shots on video to green screen shoots on 35mm. They have all benefited from the good sized smooth cyc which is easy to light evenly and from the ‘can do’ attitude of Justin who’s hands on approach to solving problems is a refreshing change to some other studios. The mezzanine and overhead cage open up the opportunity to shoot from angles which would usually only be achievable by using expensive cranes with remote heads. All in all a good size studio which offers just more than others of a similar size.

Jason Bulley – F/L DOP – Cameraman


4000 SQFT L shaped infinity cove
36 ft x 24 ft x 16 ft high – includes walk round gantry
900 SQFT Mezzanine Studio




4000 — 5000 SQFT



  • 3 Phase Power
  • Accessible
  • Air Con
  • Bathroom
  • Blackout
  • Castings
  • Catering
  • Chill Area
  • Colorama
  • Concrete Floor
  • Conferences
  • Cove
  • Daylight
  • Digital
  • Drive–In
  • Editing Facilities
  • Equipment Hire
  • Equipment Included
  • Events
  • Exhibitions
  • Film Studio
  • Food Shoots
  • Genie Boom
  • Good for Recording
  • Green Room
  • Green Screen
  • Green Screen Cyc
  • Ground Floor
  • Hair | Makeup Area
  • High Ceiling
  • Industrial
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Lifestyle
  • Lighting Grid
  • Location Space
  • Meetings
  • Mezzanine
  • Motion Control
  • Multiple Spaces
  • Music Videos
  • Near Station
  • Overhead Shooting
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Polyboards + Stands
  • Props
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Rehearsal Space
  • Rigging
  • Roof Space
  • Scissor Lift
  • Set or Set Build
  • Shoot Bathroom
  • Shoot Kitchen
  • Shower
  • Soundproof
  • Soundstage
  • Split Level
  • Table Top Shoots
  • VFX
  • Videography
  • Views
  • Water Shoots
  • Weekend Hire
  • White Floors
  • White Walls
  • Wide Access
  • WiFi
  • Workshops


Justin Windle

18 Wheel Forge Way
Trafford Park
Greater Manchester
M17 1EH





Big Shed


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