Racing specialist to take up 9,000 square feet of space in 100-year-old three-floor Custard Factory in Digbeth

Codemasters relocates Birmingham studio

British racing developer Codemasters has moved its Birmingham office to the middle of Digbeth’s Custard Factory Quarter.

The Dirt, Grid and F1 creator will now occupy 9,000 square feet of space in the Birmingham district.

The three-floor Custard Factory is currently undergoing a three-month renovation project to rejuvenate the 100-year-old building for use by the 120-strong Codemasters team when they move in this Spring.

Codemaster’s new location will include open-plan studios, private meeting spaces and break-out areas. It will also work with the Custard Factory to host workshop events for budding developers.

“Each time a business joins our working community the whole gets stronger, giving more employment opportunities and expanding the talent pool,” observed Lucan Gray, owner of the Custard Factory and Fazeley Studios.

“Codemasters is a particularly exciting company, combining cutting edge art, design, programming and much more to achieve international commercial success.

“We are thrilled they are coming, particularly as we will together launch a quarterly workshop to promote interaction with creative businesses in the city and give people who are interested an opportunity to learn from an industry leader.”

Nick Craig, Codemasters studio manager, said: “This will move the studio to an area of the city much more suited to our unique business and company personality.

“From our new home we will continue to create some of the most successful racing games in the world and expand our successful portfolio of products onto mobile later this year.”

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