Sky has announced its intention to invest in building a new 32-acre, state-of-the-art TV and film studio at Elstree, just north of London, home to the world-renowned Elstree Studios. In terms of scale, the site will be on a par with Britain’s current largest studios, Pinewood and Shepperton, which house 18 stages, and 15 stages respectively.
The proposed development represents a significant new investment in the UK and European creative economy and will be made with the backing of Sky’s new owner Comcast and in partnership with sister-company NBCUniversal.
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Expected to open in 2022, the studios will be able to facilitate the production of multiple films and TV shows simultaneously, with each of the 14 sound stages covering over 20,000 sqft. Once complete, the site will include production offices, a set construction workshop, a screening cinema and state-of-the-art post-production and digital facilities.
With Elstree already being home to world class productions, such as The Crown, locations of which were sourced within our boroughs, we can’t wait for the new studios to be completed.
Source: Elstree Studios (http://www.elstreestudios.co.uk/2019/12/sky-develop-major-new-studio-elstree/)