Atlas Studios - Victorian Industrial Mill location

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Atlas Studios - Victorian Industrial Mill location

Atlas Studios
Atlas Studios is located on the 2nd floor of a 19th Century textiles mill. Formerly number 6 of 10 mills located in Bolton, Atlas Studios has managed to retain many of its original features, including the original wooden and slate floors, along with being able to provide you with a photography studio setting. The studios can provide you with three or four different locations all within one venue and all for one hire price. Atlas Studios has only been in existence since the turn of 2015, and it has taken a great deal of time to have Atlas Studios in a position where it can be hired out to production companies and photographers.

Main room - wooden floor room
The main room has original wooden floors throughout, with concrete strips in parts (these are a modern addition for machinery to be moved around the floor by previous owners). Within the main room there are colourful struts / poles running throughout the room. As can be viewed in the images attached the room is bathed in natural light and has a very urban gritty texture to the walls with paint peeling off showing a variety of colours from years gone by. At sunset the room is awash with the golden glow from the setting sun as it sends it light through owe 100 windows located all around the 79 metre length of the room. The dimensions of this room, as can be seen on the floor plan are 79 x 41 metres.

Within this room we have created a 15 x 18 foot pallet wall, see images. This has been created using 40 pallets and an awful lot of man hours. It has been designed to fit into the surroundings of the studio whilst also giving a very textured background which can offer a different type of backdrop within Atlas Studios from what is already naturally offered by the mill settings.

Second room - Slate room
Within the second room you will find a very different feel and look to the room, this is due to the room having a floor made of entirely large slate slabs, it too has poles/struts which are green. The room has a green and grey combination, with the walls have a block of colour running round it of a green colour. Again the paint is fading and it peeling, leaving the room with a very gritty worn feel. This room also is very matte in its overall colour, largely in part to the windows having a mottled glass on it which diffuses and softens the light which washes into the room and also in part to the colour scheme being a very flat grey and green. The dimensions of this room, as can be seen by the floor plan are 18 x 42 metres.

The two room are linked with very large sliding steel doors, one green and one red, and a stair well. There is also an old lift shaft, all the colours in this small section are bright and very vivid, and with 2 very large windows within this section which lights the textured walls and paintwork beautifully its not hard to see why this is a photographers favourite location choice within the studio.

Third room - office space
A third room is also available which is a dilapidated 90's office space. This has a run down look to it and has an early 90's feel to the office. It has a blue tiled floor which is quite tatty and missing tiles in places, suspended ceiling with tiles, and plastic coated speckled blue clad walls. This space is going to be painted white, and have a laminate floor laid within it to give the Studio a contrasting location. This will be then a clean, conference venue and one which could be used for dance shoots etc which need a clean space look to it, or even use a base / meeting area for larger shoots. The dimensions of this room, as can be seen by the floor plan are approximately 20 x 10 metres.

Photography studios
Work is currently under way to create a black studio and a natural light white studio. The plans are to have both of these completed by the end of August / September, and again both of these would be available to use within any hire agreement.

Future plans
Here at Atlas Studios we are planning to utilise as much of our space as possible whilst it not detracting from the actual feel of the original aspects of the mill. Part of the wooden floor room has large swathes of plaster board (the back end of the office space) which are unlikely to be used as it creates a dark corner for the mill. Within this space we are planning to build a cyclorama and also create a graffiti wall backdrop which will be over 18 x 25 ft. None of these plans will be detrimental to the overall look of the mill, however it will utilise 'dead areas' which won't be used for filming/photography purposes.

Restrooms, dressing room & Green room
Within the office space we house our dressing room, which has clothing rails, large table, chairs and a full length mirror. it also houses our green room, which has a large couch, coffee tables and is somewhere for the models and actors to rest. We also have at Atlas Studio male and female toilets and a kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and a microwave.

Electrical supply
Our electrical supply is vast, considering the mill, which the studio is located in, houses its own substation, power supply is plentiful. Atlas Studios has many main electrical points within the wooden room and the office. Within the Wooden room we also have 2 3 phase electrical points. However, within the Slate room there are no electrical points. A 45 metre extension cable will reach into the slate room a 1/3 of the way in, and 75 metres of 3 phase cabling will reach half way into the slate room. 150 metres of 3 phase cabling will reach everywhere in both of the main rooms, the wooden floor and the slate room. These can be provided for you should they be needed.

Parking & Location
There is a very large parking space outside with enough room to fit 3 buses and cars within it. Atlas Studios has easy access from the main road, it is 10 minutes away from the main ring road around bolton, A666 and is 5 minutes away from the Train station. The M60 is approximately 15 minutes away from Atlas Studios.

Our address is

Atlas Studios
Mornington Road
Greater Manchester

Local Amenities
30 metres over the road from Atlas Studios can be found a very large Morrisons superstore, and Petrol station. We also have a bakery and butchers which we have great relations with were they can provide catering for your production crew and deliver it for a time which you need it for.

Should your shoot go into the night, we have plentiful supply of fast food establishments located around Atlas Studios, all of which will deliver to us too.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in having a visit to Atlas Studios, it would be pleasure to show you around so you can see for yourself our incredible location.

Size (Sq Ft) Please refer to floor plan
Other pricing information This can be discussed further
Price per day £750
Available for hourly hire Yes
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better price for longer term
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16 amp socket
32 amp socket
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high ceilings
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City Bolton, Greater Manchester
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