New London studio to open in April 2022
RD Studios, a new, 45,000 sq ft filming facility, is set to open in April in Park Royal, London, providing five sound stages within the M25.
The £20m studio development is being overseen by Ryan Dean, whose company is a major creator of commercial and corporate content in Europe with four international offices.
RD Studios is unusual in being independent (founder-owned) and is part of Dean’s RD Studios venture, which aims to create more than 250,000 sq ft of independent studio space over the next five years to meet the swell in demand for UK production facilities.
Located at Premier Park, RD Studios comprises five fully sound-proofed stages, hair, makeup and wardrobe facilities, on-site catering, green rooms and lighting and camera hire.
All the stages have a fully automated truss, allowing for rigging work at ground level, and a drive-in stage door enabling large-scale sets to go in and out easily. The site also includes post-production facilities such as a screening room, edit suites, sound engineering capabilities and a Da Vinci colour grading suite. There are also plans for a virtual production stage to open later next year.
RD founder Dean said: “The UK has become the world’s premier destination for film production, but a lack of high-quality sound stages and studio space has the potential to limit the growth of the creative industries at a crucial time.
“I’m delighted to be bringing to the market a truly world class facility that has sustainability at its core, and is driven first and foremost by the needs of content creators. Having addressed the immediate need in London, my aim is to build further RD Studios across the globe, creating the largest network of independent studios in the world.”
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