17 May 2022
We are building on our commitment to the Creative Technology Sector in BC with a new 110,000 sf purpose-built studio, which will double our workforce in Vancouver!
The new space is located in the M4 building at 110 East 5th Ave in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. It will be a part of the Main Alley campus by Westbank, a 730,000 sf zero carbon development built for the creative economy. Designed to demonstrate leadership in sustainable development, Main Alley is targeting to achieve net zero carbon lifecycle and will be connected to two low carbon district energy systems, including a cooling plant operated by Creative Energy and the City’s Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU).
“It’s exciting to be able to design a space for our hybrid workforce that fosters an interconnected, collaborative, and creative environment for our talented employees and their development, whilst also supporting our sustainability initiatives,” said Animal Logic COO Sharon Taylor. “As we look to our future, we’re so thankful to have found a great collaborator in Westbank who aligns with our values and provides us with the opportunity to design a custom space for our crew that supports Animal Logic’s philosophy of great work with great people. This expansion further solidifies our commitment to BC, and we are so excited to see what the future holds.”
The new studio space will allow Animal Logic to offer an additional 300 roles – increasing diversity of talent while providing ongoing opportunities for both recent graduates and established artists. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Animal Logic opened a second animation studio in Vancouver, Canada in September 2015 to produce a slate of films with Warner Bros. Pictures, with their first film, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, released in 2019. Since then, the studio has continued to work on a full slate of projects, employing hundreds of artists and practitioners over the last six years and creating feature animation for projects such as DC League of Super-Pets and Toto with their incredible industry partners.
“The Main Alley campus represents many of our core commitments: responding with urgency to climate change and supporting the creative industries and creative economy in Vancouver,” said Emilie Lok, Leasing at Westbank. “Designed to meet the needs of creative industry firms, this project brings together art, innovation, technology, district energy and mass timber below-market rental housing, within a net zero carbon lifecycle campus. We’re thrilled to have found a collaborator in Animal Logic who shares our commitments and our vision. We’re looking forward to working together to realize their space at Main Alley.”
The expansion was made possible by the support of Westbank and Broker Colin Scarlett of Colliers International Canada, who played an integral part in finalising the agreement.
Read the media release here.
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