AOP Affiliated

Big Shed

18 Wheel Forge Way
Trafford Park, Manchester
M17 1EH

Rate Range : ££

Big Shed Studio

Popular, very versatile, professionally run studio.
Shoot TVCs, films, promos, stills, seminars & more.
Sound recording space.
Full green screen.
Full black out drapes.
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Easy links to motorway networks.
Trafford Centre.
Old Trafford Football Club.
10 mins city centre.
Airport 15 mins.
Lunch delivery; many menus available.
Fully operational kitchens, shower, 2 bathrooms - heated.
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.
Perfect for overhead shots.
Wide angle, the field of view covers most of the studio floor area - large!
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, site recces, or creating behind the scenes records of big shoots.
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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.
It’s 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, H.O, TBWAManchester - E-Graphics.

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 at 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 sq ft inc. L shaped infinity cove
Ground floor drive-in studio
36 ft x 24 ft x 16 ft high
Includes walk round gantry
Mezzanine Studio
Blackout/Daylight - 900 sq ft

Size Range: 4000 — 5000 sq ft

  • 3 Phase Power
  • Air Conditioning
  • Autocue
  • Bathroom
  • Blackout
  • Blue Screen
  • Catering
  • Colorama
  • Cove
  • Daylight
  • Digital
  • Disabled Access
  • Drive-in
  • Editing Facilities
  • Equipment Hire
  • Film Studio
  • Green Room
  • Green Screen
  • Green Screen Cyc
  • Ground Floor
  • Hair and Make-up
  • Internet Access
  • Lighting Grid
  • Location Space
  • Mezzanine
  • Motion Control
  • Music Videos
  • Near Station
  • Parking
  • Polyboards/Stands
  • Props
  • Roof Space
  • Shoot Bathroom
  • Shower Room
  • Sound Stage
  • Split Level
  • Suitable for Recording
  • Videography
  • White Floors
  • White Walls
  • Wide Access
  • WiFi

Justin Windle

0161 872 9222 07831 434068

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Big Shed

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