Back in 1980 Cod Steaks starting out as a small model making company based in Bristol. Cod Steaks evolved and grew, building the sets and models for several Aardman Animations feature films and commercials. Cod Steaks has now become the foremost Creation Agency in the UK leading the way in championing extraordinary design within the built world.

We still operate in Bristol from our own fully equipped workshops which is alive with activity. With fifteen manufacturing departments housed, we have the talent to tackle projects of any scale.

We offer Design and Project Management, 3D Scanning, Graphic Design, Engineering, Electronics,  Joinery, Metal work, Textiles, Model Making, CNC, GRP, Vac-Forming and Polyurea Spraying.

Our team have produced over 2000 ventures for Animation, Film, Museums, Exhibitions, Brand Centres, Retail, Immersive Attractions, Science Centres, Aquariums, Zoos and Art installations which is ever expanding into experience and immersion.

We work internationally and are recognised for our distinctive creative approach and exceptional aptitude when working with the World’s leading brands. 

Our installations are visited by over 100 million visitors per year. We’ve created engaging museum interactives and exhibits, created some of the most detailed animation sets and models bringing films to life. With our theming, we have turned retail stores into top visitor experiences.  

We love what we do and this has translated into the creations we produce.  The Cod Steaks family is a talented collective within an extraordinary place where, together, we turn our clients’ concepts into a magnificent reality.


The Forbidden Forest experience

26 days ago

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is now open!

A nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. 

Cod Steaks are delighted to have supported Thinkwell and Unify in bringing this stunning experience to life.

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Harry Potter NYC

4 months ago

Cod Steaks are proud to have supported Warner Brothers in the delivery of Props, Models and Theming for the new flagship Harry Potter store on 5th and Broadway, New York.

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Top dogs

Tom Bayliss

Head of Production

Kim Jackson

Head of Finance

Sue Lipscombe

Managing Director

Mark Pyrah

Development Director

Renae Cronin

General Manager

Paul Cowles

Head of Workshop

Rob Lord

Head of Project Managment

Jake Savage

Head of Special Projects


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