Pinewood Studios. Credit: Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Studios has amended the planning request for its 77-acre Screen Hub UK at its Buckinghamshire site to provide more studio space.
The new development includes studios, sound stages, an optional tourist attraction, and education and business growth hubs known as “Centre Stage”.
A related request is also proposed for an outdoor filming space with supporting workshop buildings, landscaping and associated parking on part of the Alderbourne Farm land owned by the studios. The program also includes a proposal to use the majority of the farm land for the creation of a nature reserve accessible to the public.
Consultations with the local community and wider stakeholders will begin over the next few weeks.
Pinewood Studios Chairman Paul Golding said: “We have listened to feedback regarding the development of Pinewood Studios and the need for additional studio space. We are looking at how our plans can evolve to deliver this with better benefits for the community and our customers. We will be inviting the local community to share their views with us on emerging ideas and how the full benefits of the Screen Hub UK licensed program can be retained to continue to strengthen UK filmmaking and provide jobs, skills and essential expenses as well as local resources. ecological benefits. We hope that our planning applications will receive widespread support.
British Film Commission Chief Executive Adrian Wootton OBE added: “The UK screen industry is booming, generating billions of pounds for the UK economy and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs. The demand for content has never been greater, which in turn drives the need for additional studio space. I am delighted to welcome today’s announcement. Expansions like this further strengthen the UK’s offering as a destination for high-end, world-class film and television production.