New studios open in Farnborough
As well as the 44,000 sq ft of sound stages, the complex offers 20,000 sq ft of workshops, 10,000 sq ft of office space and 50,000 sq ft unit base and parking.
Working with manufacturing partner Spantech, Stage Fifty has developed a reusable modular structure, providing the durability of a permanent stage with the flexibility of a movable structure that can be built anywhere in four months, and can be moved and re-used again and again. This type of semi pop-up facility provides a more sustainable, location-flexible space with a reduced build time.
Stage Fifty CEO, James Enright, said: "We’re collaborating with the team at Farnborough International to bring much needed high-quality studio space to the UK.
“We’re delighted that acclaimed independent TV production company Hartswood Films are the first to use our new facility.
“Stage Fifty is pioneering how film studios are developed, supporting the expanding global content market. Farnborough Film Studios is the first phase of our plan, and we'll be making announcements about other studio locations soon."
Director of operations at Hartswood Films, Debbie Vertue, said: “We’re honoured to be the first productions working in the two brand new stages built by Stage Fifty in Farnborough.
"We’re now in production on two new dramas – The Devil’s Hour for Amazon Studios and Inside Man for BBC and Netflix.”
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