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Creative Hub

We are super excited to announce the expansion of our Creative Hub with several newly refurbished Studio Office Spaces ranging from 200 to 1000 square feet now available.

Packed with period features including huge sash windows and parquet floors the units will be ready to move in to early 2015. Add in access to the most beautiful rental studios and meeting rooms in London, preferable rates on all of Sunbeam’s services and Ladbroke Hall as your address, what’s not to like?

Near to Portobello Road and outside of the congestion zone the spaces are perfect rental offices for creative companies, photographers, producers etc.

If you like the idea of being part of our growing Creative Hub and benefitting from having all our services and special deals on your doorstep, please get in touch 

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Liberty Ross for The Outnet

The Outnet recently came in to Studio One to shoot a video and produce stills for their recently launched, limited-edition Temperly London range. The 21 piece range features model Liberty Ross and is styled by Alice Temperly. The shoot made great use of the extensive range of props available from Sunbeam Sets and Studio One’s ceiling truss enabled the set team to create the stunning swing shots.

 

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Model: Liberty Ross @ LA Models
Client: The Outnet
Hair: Peter Beckett
Set Designer: Ciaran Beale
Photographer: Sarah Piantadosi
Make Up: Clare Read

Kensington & Chelsea Foundation Event

We were pleased to host recently a reception for the excellent K&C Foundation, a very worthwhile organisation that helps small local charities that might otherwise be overlooked to get funding and really make a difference to the borough’s residents. All too often the bigger national or international charities get people’s attention, so this was a great opportunity to refocus on our local community and its needs.

You can explore their work more here: http://www.thekandcfoundation.com

‘Thank you so much for all your help and support last night. We are really pleased with how the event went and can’t think of a better venue. Everyone absolutely loved the space and were so surprised by what they found inside. It was a brilliant opportunity for us to get our supporters together with some of the charities that we help….Please pass on our thanks to the rest of your team who were all so helpful and friendly. I think you run a very impressive organisation.’

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Marks and Spencer: Four key Looks

Studios two and three saw Marks and Spencer and a panel of key fashion journalists come in and make a video of the four key looks for SS14. The video makes great use of the fantastic period features these two spaces have.

See the video in full here.

 

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U2

Studio Two became home to rock royalty earlier this year when musical legends U2 came to Sunbeam for their feature in major US title the Hollywood reporter.u2
Taking time out from promoting their upcoming album to meet photographer Joe Pugliese they produce some striking imagery of the band around our studios.

The shoot also made use of the Sunbeam facilities outside of the studio setting as well as inside, as can be seen from these head-shots where our grounds make a great backdrop in these eye-catching black and white images.
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Arrive in style

Having your wedding at Sunbeam Studios is choosing to be in an historic building with a rich and exciting history.

Why not submerge yourself further into that history by arriving at your wedding in a unique classic car that was built at the very venue you are getting married in.

As the former Sunbeam-Talbot automobile works we can arrange the hire of two original Talbot cars manufactured here in the 1930′s for your big day. The car pictured here, a 1934 Talbot saloon has been completely restored including the finest burgundy-coloured Connolly leather and Wilton carpeting returning the car to its original standard of exceptional British luxury and comfort. Contact our events team to find out more.

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Green Energy

Its been nearly 10 years since Sunbeam opened its doors, and since day 1 we have been running on 100% renewable electricity. That means we have bought from a specialist supplier a deep green tariff ensuring that for every KWh of power used, they have to put the same amount from renewable sources back in to the grid.

(If we all did this we could be running the whole country on renewables – just saying)

When you shoot with us it means you help to support our sustainability initiatives, so take some credit for these good works!

In the early years our emissions savings were around 5 tonnes per year, but as we have expanded we estimate that over the past decade we have reduced our CO2 output compared to the national average by approximately 100 tonnes. Now we are all big and grown up the figure is around 30 tonnes of CO2 saved every year!

Sounds impressive but what does it mean? What does 30 tonnes of CO2 each year actually equate to?

Turns out we could take our friends on a road trip in a double decker bus 12 times around the equator with the equal amount of CO2 emissions.

The trip would also take a whole year, driving 8 hours a day. That’s a lot of Eye-Spy and One Man Went to Mow. And environmental damage.

We decided to stay at home and save the C02.

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The above map of world CO2 is from the Guardian, you can see the whole article here.

Global warming is mainly the result of CO2 levels rising in the Earth’s atmosphere. Both atmospheric CO2 and climate change are accelerating. Climate scientists say we have years, not decades, to stabilize CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Changing over to renewable energy is a simple choice, we use Green Energy.

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