The studio used for the filming of the Outlander series in Scotland has been sold to American investors.
Wardpark Studios, based in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, was purchased by Hackman Capital Partners and Square Mile Capital Management. It comes after the company revealed plans to set up London’s biggest film and television studio last year and only acquired two of Ireland’s two biggest studios.
This news comes at an exciting time for the Scottish film and television industry as more and more production companies choose to shoot in Scotland.
Wardpark CEO Terry Thomson said the deal would help ‘further establish’ Scotland as one of the world’s hubs for film and TV production.
He added: “The demand is unstoppable, but we have to compete in a global market to attract foreign productions. I now intend to expand our investments in the Scottish screen sector.”
The studio has over 200,000 square feet of studio space on a 14-acre campus, five sound stages, production offices, workshops and an external green screen.
Michael Hackman, Founder of Hackman Capital Partners, said: “We are delighted to add Wardpark to our distinguished portfolio and delighted to enter the Scottish production market.
“Wardpark has been a powerful catalyst for growth in the country’s creative sector and Scotland has become an important filming destination for international content creators, in part thanks to its lush landscapes and competitive tax credits, as well. than its pool of top talent. “
Wardpark staff will remain unchanged, according to a press release to announce the sale.
This is great news for Scotland as huge Hollywood productions have been filmed in the country including Indiana Jones, The Batman and most recently the Amazon Prime series Good Omens.
The highly anticipated sixth season of Outlander is set to premiere on March 6, 2022 on Starz, while the popular series has already been renewed for a seventh season.
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