International visual-effects firm makes Vancouver its first anchor in North America
November 26, 2014
London-based Double Negative takes over Radia Block

A major international visual effects firm has chosen a key piece of recently vacated commercial office space for its new Vancouver branch operations in what amounts to one of the largest office deals in Mount Pleasant.

Double Negative (Dneg) is one of the world’s major producers of visual effects for the film industry, with branches in London and Singapore. Vancouver marks its third office and first anchor in North America.

The Academy Award-winning VFX company announced in the summer that it would be setting up shop in Vancouver, but only recently inked a deal with Hungerford Properties to move into Radia Block at 149 West 4th Ave. The 47,000-square-foot space housed Mountain Equipment Co-op’s headquarters since the 1990s, but MEC vacated the office Oct. 24th to move into a new building on Great Northern Way.