TAIT plans central London location for New Year
Monday, 4 December 2023
tait-team-at-tileyard-28-11-23-med-resGemma Hodgson, Ben Brooks and Mark Dakin
UK - TAIT has announced plans to open a central London base in early 2024 at Tileyard London in the heart of King's Cross. This new office follows the trajectory of TAIT’s extensive growth both in the UK and globally.
TAIT’s current UK locations include super-factories, equipped for heavy entertainment engineering, in Wakefield in West Yorkshire and Haverhill in Suffolk, as well as training and R&D facilities in Hampton.
Born through strategic acquisitions of Stage Technologies, Delstar, Brilliant Stages and Kinesys, TAIT’s UK based team have played a key role in some of the most notable live experiences of the last 45 years, from the flying car in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the Royal Opera House to the Rolling Stones; the Olympics to Outernet.
TAIT’s global team across 20 offices, work together to deliver live experiences across concert touring, permanent and touring theatre, cruise ships, performance venues, brand and location-based experiences.
Ben Brooks, managing director UK, TAIT, comments: "We’re creating this central London base to support our work across the UK, Europe and Worldwide. We’re proud to be part of the live experience community, and this new space will support our work with partners across the globe. Locally, it means we have a central point for the UK’s talented design houses and celebrated theatres, especially in London’s West End. It's also two hours from our sites in West Yorkshire and Suffolk”.
Gemma Hodgson, chief commercial officer, TAIT, adds: "It's important to have a London base as our business continues to expand across live experience markets and global geographies. We have exciting plans for 2024 and we need to meet where our partners are. Having close links to Europe is also important for us, and so the link with King’s Cross St Pancras was an important factor in our decision to create this new space.”
Mark Dakin, principal, Theatre, TAIT, says: “With the West End's deep connection to Broadway and beyond, The Royal Opera House, National Theatre and Sadler’s Wells long historical links to the world’s leading practitioners and institutions in opera, drama and ballet, it makes absolute sense for TAIT to have an inspiring and creative space in central London. The adjacencies to the dynamic community in Tileyard and being close to venues and partners, will be an essential part of conceiving, creating, planning and executing exciting, innovative and creative projects in the future.”

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