The New Location Showcase – The Compound
Our fourth property to feature in the new location showcase is one of the most eye-catching properties you’re likely to find, welcome to The Compound.
Located between the trendy jewellery quarter and Birmingham’s city centre, The Compound is easily accessible by car or train, with both Snow Hill and Jewellery Quarter stations a short walk away.
Originally a 10,000 sq. ft textile factory, in 2012, The Compound was converted into one of the most outstanding shoot locations!
Now a home, studio, office and multi-functional creative space, this popular location ticks all boxes and it’s easy to see why.
The property itself is split over three floors, connected through the use of bridges, balconies, mezzanine floors and courtyards.
As you enter you are greeted by this vast courtyard, displaying eye-catching features from the moment you glimpse it.
Finished with wooden panels, steel framing, an array of large plants and small trees, a steel spiral staircase, exposed brick walls, a striking mural, an immense crittal wall, industrial furniture and a blend of cobbled and astroturf flooring, the space offers oodles of creative shooting opportunities.
Enter through the crittal doors to the extensive open-plan kitchen/ living/ dining room, featuring a wealth of industrial elements – carrying on the aesthetic showcased in the courtyard area.
Attention to detail is a prevailing aspect here, with a truly impeccable standard of decor!
Expect to see more plants, exposed brick, crittal and steel, as well as an enormous aged brass kitchen island, polished concrete flooring, an Eames armchair and a multitude of fabulously unique artwork.
The industrial-chic aesthetic continues onto the 1st floor, where you’ll find bridges and balconies leading to a 25 seat cinema, a speakeasy bar and an art studio – showcasing the impressive versatility the space possesses.
The available bedroom at The Compound features a rustic vibe, packed full with wooden elements including wooden floors, wooden walls, and wooden beams. Two antique lamps, along with a large semi-circle mirror and more interesting artwork add to the character and charm of the room.
There is one bathroom also available to shoot at, and following in the same vein as the rest of the property, it is fitted with a steel framed mirror, a rain shower, wooden beams, hanging antique lighting and brass fittings galore!
The Compound has overnight storage facilities, as well as hair and makeup areas, but the owners have asked for clients to ask for permission before moving any furniture.
3 phase power, iron, ironing board and clothes rail are also all available here, however, you will need to bring your own clothes steamer.
Children, food, animals and decorating shoots are all permitted here, as is small and large scale filming.
There is space in the winter garden for up to 5 cars but if you’re using the winter garden to shoot in, there is an open air car park 5 mins away, costing £7.50/day
The Compound is the ultimate industrial-chic location, oozing with personality and character, so if that sounds up your street, make sure you give us a call to find out more.