A green film set company is the latest business to move into the Bottle Yard film studios in Hengrove.
More and more film and television projects are being shot at the former bottle plant and as a result an eco-of businesses is beginning to build up around it.
The latest firm is Drèsd, an innovative company that clears sets and then re-uses, recycles or sells on the materials to production houses, interior designers and charities.
It also offers event production and office re-fit services making good use of its salvage haul. It is based at Pinewood Studios with a warehouse in Essex but founder Lynn McFarlane (pictured) said it always hoped to set up regional bases.
“It's always been our intention to have regional bases located conveniently around the UK to service the demands of our customers,” she said. “So to open a new centre at The Bottle Yard Studios so soon after moving into our new headquarters is heartening for us as a business, and also speaks volumes about the growing demand amongst our domestic broadcast industry to deliver sustainable productions from concept to wrap.”
Fiona Francombe, managing director of The Bottle Yard Studios added: “We’re so pleased to welcome Drèsd to our growing production hub.
“Sustainability in the broadcast industry is something we care deeply about, and having Drèsd on site permanently is a great boost to the studios’ ongoing drive to reduce waste.
“Departing productions will be able to send less waste to landfill whilst incoming productions will have the chance to benefit from what is left behind by others.
“It’s a win-win situation and one that helps us to reduce our carbon footprint.”
In 2012-3, Drèsd recovered and reused 396.2 tonnes of film set waste.