Bloc Digital has acquired architectural visualisation specialists D-Zine Lounge and marketing agency Three Sixty Media.
Bloc Digital specialise in the creation and re-use of digital information and have done for almost 20 years. The Derby-based team support the engineering industry through digital visualisation and offer four core disciplines: 3D modelling, animation, immersive (VR and AR), and development (web and app).
Bloc’s new Bournemouth-based architectural visualisation division, formerly named D-Zine Lounge, will allow the company to explore new opportunities within the building sector as well as cement itself further as a specialist in digital visualisation.
The new partnership with Three Sixty Media will enable Bloc to provide their blue-chip clients with a range of new services, including brand development, print, graphic design, social media marketing and content marketing.
Bloc Digital’s Directors, Chris Hotham and Keith Cox, are very excited about the new arrangements. Keith explained: “The continued growth of our extended team allows us to offer a more complete range of digital solutions to our existing customers while helping us to engage potential new clients.”
Dorothy Sulzmann, Bloc Digital’s Bournemouth Studio Manager, commented: “After 10 years directing D-Zine Lounge, I knew Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality were going to play a big part in the future of Architectural Visualisation - that is why I approached Keith and Chris in order to create a mutually beneficial partnership. The new Architectural Visualisation department aims to complement Bloc Digital’s high quality services and to provide new services to new and existing clients.”
Valerie Leatt, Production Director at Three Sixty Media, added: “Not only does this opportunity allow us to provide services to support Bloc Digital and their clients, but it also enables us to extend our own offering. Our new and existing clients will benefit from Bloc’s specialist ability to create re-usable digital assets and provide innovative applied technology solutions.”
The partnerships complete a bumper year for Bloc Digital, during which they received ‘Business of the Year’ at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards and ‘Creative Communications and Digital Business of the Year’ at the Derby Telegraph Business Awards