New HQ: The beginning....
ER Productions are making big moves, as we confirm the start of the build of our new 30,000 sq ft headquarters in Panorama, Dartford.
After a period of rapid business expansion, we have embarked on an exciting project to design and construct our own bespoke facility, with all the features and space a world-leading laser and SFX provider requires.
Our company directors Marc Webber and Ryan Hagan founded ER Productions in 2007, having worked successfully in the industry for 11 years prior. The duo has grown the business into its current position as an award-winning, global laser show & laser system design specialist, with credits spanning high profile events, advertising, television and international concert tours. Of the decision to move premises, Hagan explains, ‘We have been looking for a new HQ for some time now - it’s been a lengthy process but one we were willing to hold out on for the right opportunity. Panorama is that opportunity.’
Webber feels that being able to design the facility to exactly meet the company’s needs and specifications is a brilliant opportunity, which will drive the business forward to the next chapter, “We have been on the lookout for a new home for ER for a couple of years now, it is very exciting now to be able to start to share the journey. This will be world-class in a fantastic location, with excellent views across the Thames.”
It's not just the view that is set to be impressive, as inside the building there will be new R&D facilities, and a brand-new Workshop, with all the tooling necessary to fabricate innovative technology and keep existing equipment maintained to the high standards our clients expect. There will also be two Visualisation Suites, where our Project Managers can work on designs, as well as larger studio space for programming. Perhaps most exciting of all is the construction of The Dock, a 8,500 sq ft space that will offer us huge prep areas, as well as a facility for Production Rehearsals for our clients.
The external landscape surrounding the facility will offer 24hr gated access to 63 car parking spaces and a large yard, so trucks can happily park up overnight ready to unload / load the following day. The facility is being constructed using the latest environmentally friendly technologies, with green initiatives such as low air permeability design, electric vehicle charging points, photovoltaic panels and secure cycle parking.
The location of ER’s new HQ in Panorama is ideal, being situated in the South East of England, with access into Europe on our doorstep and great transport links in and out of London. “The HQ is being designed to meet the needs of our growing Global company and will be a place the entire team will be proud off” says Hagan. “This will be a world class facility that matches the ethos of our company and we can’t wait for Oct 2020, when we will plan something very special for the opening.”
We want to involve all our colleagues, clients and fans in the process, so stay tuned to the ER Productions social media and website News feeds for more monthly build updates, sneak previews of the interior, as well as information on the Grand Opening Event!