Creative studio Outlaw is set to move to Bristol’s Finzels Reach, which is fast making a name for itself as one of the city’s most exciting new quarters.
Having spent their careers in London agencies, the team behind Outlaw was drawn to Bristol’s thriving creative scene, as well as the appeal of being based in the heart of the city centre within unique, characterful workspace at Finzels Reach.
Founded in the summer of 2018, Outlaw, which creates disruptive designs for brands, is now looking to grow its new venture by creating 15-20 jobs over the next few years.
Brett Stabler, creative director and co-founder of Outlaw, said: “People often talk about finding a better work-life balance in Bristol, and that usually means one making way for the other – but not always. What if both could level up? A vibrant, creative space in the heart of an inspirational city with adventure on its doorstep. Win-win.”
Finzels Reach has a rich brewing history, having been home to several famous Bristol breweries over the years, most recently Courage brewery, and holds personal significance for one of the Outlaw team.
Alex Rexworthy, senior designer and co-founder, said: “Both my Dad and Grandad worked in the building when it was the Courage Brewery, spending the best part of four decades there between them. Although I’ll be designing for beer brands rather than brewing the beer myself, it’s amazing to know I’ll be continuing the family tradition under the same roof.”
At Finzels Reach, Outlaw has taken 2,594 sq ft of space on the second floor of the Fermentation Buildings, representing the first office tenant to be secured at these historic buildings. This comes after BAFTA-award-winning creative media company BDH recently moved into the Malt House and software development specialist Amdaris moved into Studio A at a new office building, Aurora, both within Finzels Reach, paving the way for the creation of a creative and media business hub.
Peter Walford, director at Cubex, the developer behind Finzels Reach, said: “We are thrilled that Outlaw has chosen to not only set up its fledgling creative studio in Bristol, but has decided that Finzels Reach is the place for them to grow their business. We are currently steaming ahead with works on the historic Fermentation Buildings, and it’s excellent to have the first business signed up four months ahead of completion. There’s already a growing community of businesses at Finzels Reach and we have more exciting announcements to make soon, so watch this space!”