Who We Are
TIME + SPACE was founded by Piers Read in 2016. The knowledge and experience of the team combines to generate unique, expert insights into how the creative industries can work alongside the commercial real estate sector to maximise their potential. We create extraordinary places for people to work, live and play by connecting people and products to provide truly world-class facilities with lifestyle amenities at brand new creative campuses.
What We Do
TIME + SPACE is an owner managed platform bringing a wealth of industry leading expertise covering Film + TV Studios including Post-Production facilities and Multi-use Venues combined with Flexible Workspace, Theatres, Immersive Cinemas and other key social amenities.
By building on the past and an understanding of the importance of retaining heritage assets, we see a future full of possibilities by focusing on creative entrepreneurships and using the latest emerging technologies, workflows and world-class innovations to revitalise urban neighbourhoods, to deliver measurable social and economic benefits into local communities on an industrial scale.
Our track record includes the sensitive restoration of heritage sites and buildings and successfully trading assets to realise both operational and real estate values. We partner with leading real estate developers at the forefront of several high-profile mixed-use developments, including Hornsey Town Hall in North London and Digbeth Loc. Studios in Birmingham, having previously advised on several landmark schemes throughout the UK.
Presently we are involved in the development of major mixed-use schemes in London and Birmingham totalling £500m.
Anthony brings with him a wealth of knowledge that uniquely crosses the worlds of public arts funding with private venture capital oriented projects.
As a renowned media and arts producer, strategist and consultant and CEO of Magic Lantern Productions; he has BAFTA, RTS and Peabody awards to his name. His credits include FourDocs (C4), Dr Who, Top Gear and many others. He currently spends most of his time working on Scenario Two Ltd, his commercial theatre venture with John Berry CBE.
Anthony holds a specially created Chair in Creative Industries at Ulster University and has previously been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Bournemouth and Oxford. He was previously Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council £80m Creative Industries Clusters Programme.
Awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to media and the creative industries, Anthony recently led TIME + SPACE’s support of Birmingham City University’s bid to secure £50m of central government grant money to develop the UK’s first state of the art research and development centre at Digbeth Loc. Studios.
Anthony Lilley OBE
Piers has extensive experience of urban regeneration having curated and operated thriving creative neighbourhoods in London, Birmingham and Manchester, consisting of Film + TV production facilities, creative workspaces and hospitality destinations.
Having worked in Film + TV since his teenage years, resulting in producing credits on the renowned and award winning global hits The Inbetweeners and Peep Show. Piers has since left his mark on the UK studio industry. Acquiring Wimbledon Studios from Thames Television in 2010 before founding TIME + SPACE, he subsequently brokered the sale and acquisition of Twickenham Film Studios in early 2020 which was the first institutional investment of its kind to invest into a film studio.
Piers has since partnered with acclaimed writer and director, Steven Knight to invest in Digbeth Loc. Studios in Birmingham, a landmark film studio venture which is due to open in summer 2023. Piers is also invested in the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre in North London which is scheduled to open in early 2024.
Piers is responsible for the growth strategy of the company, overseeing investor and client outreach and is passionate about delivering grassroots skills and training initiatives as well as enterprise programmes for the start-ups and SMEs based at TIME + SPACE campuses.
CEO + FOUNDER
Andrew is responsible for all internal and external business operations, overseeing all aspects of the company’s operational footprint as well as managing the company’s expert advisory service. Focussing on maximising internal efficiency and workflows and in turn, overall output and capacity across all facets of the business.
Having joined TIME + SPACE in 2018, he has worked on the delivery of several high profile regeneration schemes in the UK. Andrew specialises in bringing unique spaces to life and is credited for leading the re-opening of Twickenham Film Studios in 2020, following it's enforced closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This allowed for the commencement of the Oscar award winning sound post production process for Top Gun: Maverick, as well as the wider re-opening of the studio complex at large, which spearheaded the UK film + TV production industry returning to work.
Andrew began his career as one of the founding staff members of the Creative Industries Federation; the national representative body for all of the UK’s creative industries. Over 5 years he looked after the Federation’s events and membership departments.
He is currently working across and building the TIME + SPACE portfolio, with a focus on the concept and delivery strategy for the Hornsey Town Hall and Arts Centre redevelopment in Crouch End, North London and the Digbeth Loc. Studios development in Digbeth, Birmingham.
David brings with him vast experience and qualifications from over 25 years in accounting working as a Finance Director across multiple film and TV ventures including production accounting where he worked for among others Zig Zag TV, SO Television and VAL TV.
David’s vast experience helps owner managed companies to grow with a view to exit strategy. During his career he was heavily involved in the purchase and sale of various companies including the acquisition of Wimbledon Film + TV Studios that was acquired from Talkback Thames for £5million in 2010.
David subsequently took on the role of Finance and Operations Director, as the company went on to establish itself as the leading independent film studios in the UK. David has continued to play crucial roles at Twickenham Film Studios, Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre and now Digbeth Loc. Studios, providing a wide range of experience including corporate finance, strategic planning and a commercial approach to business advice.
Remi has a diverse range of experience having worked at creative organisations in London, Birmingham and Bristol. His experience has centred around the operational management of venues and events, whilst recently spearheading the operations of brand new creative workspaces.
During a relatively short career, Remi has been involved in the operation of Film + TV Studios, meanwhile mixed-use schemes and nightlife centres.
Having joined the TIME + SPACE team in 2018, Remi has played an integral role in the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre restoration project. As Operations Manager, Remi is responsible for ensuring a high level of quality and operational efficiency across all TIME + SPACE projects.
Marcus has spent the last decade working as a graphic designer and creative and has developed a diverse skill set encompassing graphic design, branding, illustration, motion graphics and digital marketing.
Marcus has worked across a range of sectors, from Architecture to Higher Education as well as having created visual assets for The Guardian, Young’s Brewery, The Wall Street Journal and many other editorial clients.
Marcus’ industry experience and passion for branding and visuals has led him to TIME + SPACE where he acts as Brand Manager, further developing the brand and creating a range of visual assets across the company's growing portfolio of operational trading businesses.
Yusuf graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance in 2012. Since then, he has held various roles in the accounting industry with 11 years’ experience. The bulk of his work has been in finance roles focused on bookkeeping, management accounting, VAT and building accounting systems.
Yusuf works alongside David Smith, Finance Director as well as Harris & Trotter, corporate accountants for TIME + SPACE, across all financial aspects of the company to provide a highly efficient and responsive service to clients and stakeholders alike.