Dagenham Studios

Covid pandemic fuelling growth of film and TV studios in UK

As cinemas shut and streaming booms, real estate developers are spending millions on Hollywood-style lots The coronavirus pandemic may have shut cinemas and choked off the supply of new films and TV shows, but developers are banking on the streaming boom by pouring hundreds of millions of pounds into building Hollywood-style studios in the UK. This week, Barking and Dagenham council struck a £300m deal to build a studio in east London that is expected to welcome its first TV and film productions as soon as mid-2022. “We will become…

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London's Garden Studios - Arts Alliance

London getting new 62,000-square-foot studio

More central than other major facilities in the British capital, the Garden Studios — including four soundstages — is already open for film and TV productions. London will add another studio to its growing library of film and TV facilities. Garden Studios — announced by the Arts Alliance investment group — is a new 62,000-square-foot hub in Park Royal in the northwest of the British capital, more central than others and just 7 miles from Soho. Although details weren’t revealed, deals are already reportedly in place with some of the big streamers and…

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Liverpool City

Two new film studios will go ahead in Liverpool

Planning permission has been granted to build two 20,000 sq ft sound studios on land adjacent to the Littlewoods Building, which is being redeveloped into a centre for the film and TV industry. The purpose-built film and TV studios, or ‘stages’, off Edge Lane in Liverpool are separate to, but intended to support, the wider £54m Littlewoods scheme being undertaken by developer Capital & Centric. Both projects are part of a push to cement Liverpool’s reputation as one of Europe’s premier film and TV production hubs. Liverpool City Council is…

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