Green light flashes on Wycombe Film Studios
Full planning permission has been granted for a new, eight-stage film studio in High Wycombe.
Part of Stage Fifty, which operates studios at Farnborough and Winnersh, Wycombe Film Studios will be a sustainable studio campus including workshops, production offices, rehearsal and support spaces, and will be fully built out in 18 months. Stage one is built, tested and ready for productions.
Close to London, the site will provide nearly 295,000 sq ft of high-quality production space; it is anticipated that the development will support around 1,200 jobs and generate £305m economic output (GVA).
James Enright, CEO of Stage Fifty, said: "Wycombe Film Studios will be a unique creative space that works for everyone. We'll deliver the same high level of service and personal attention to clients here as we do at Farnborough Film Studios and Winnersh Film Studios.
“Across our UK locations, we'll offer the industry over 20 sound stages supporting a combination of large, medium and small-budget films and HETV, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent film and television. We also plan to build live broadcast sound stages for homebound unscripted television."
Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, Martin Tett, said: "Buckinghamshire is the home of the UK's film industry, so we're delighted that planning permission has now been granted for Wycombe Film Studios. With its state-of-the-art facilities, the studios will be a hub of creativity.
“They'll also be a catalyst for economic growth in the area, generating around 750 direct jobs and a further 450 indirect jobs, as well as providing new opportunities for education and training.
"Buckinghamshire has a rich history of attracting TV and film productions to the county, thanks to its vibrant towns, historic buildings, and picturesque landscapes – and the new studios are sure to build on this success.
"With its prime location just off the A40, Wycombe Film Studios is set to become a vital and exciting part of the local community."
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