Plans submitted for new Belfast film studios

Plans have been submitted for a new Belfast production facility called North Foreshore Film Studios, which will help build Northern Ireland’s international appeal.

The £10m facility is set to offer a 66,000 sq ft studio in Belfast Harbour, as well as expansive workshop and production space. 

“Given the success of Northern Ireland as a film and television production destination there is significant demand to enhance the amount of studio space available in Belfast,” said a design statement submitted with the proposal.

“Belfast Harbour and Belfast City Council want to support this successful industry and the wider economy as a whole. Working together will help ensure that Belfast continues to compete with other cities as a prime location for production.”

Currently, Titanic Studios is Northern Ireland’s main production centre and home to the HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones (pictured). 

Last year, figures from Northern Ireland Screen revealed that Game of Thrones has spent more than £100m in Belfast and across Northern Ireland since 2010.  

Image: HBO


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