Piers Read, the film studios developer bringing tinseltown to London town

Piers Read

His enthusiasm is infectious. Out on the roof — destined to become a bar terrace — he points out Alexandra Palace, though perhaps you have to be six foot-something like him to see it — with my facemask-foggy specs, I couldn’t. He reels off the bands who played the town hall in his north London twang: Jagger, ELO, Fairport Convention. Queen performed Bohemian Rhapsody here for the first time. You probably don’t know 43-year-old Read yet, but you should, because behind the scenes, he’s becoming a key strand in the creative fabric of London.

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Twickenham Studios unveils £15m investment plan to rejuvenate business / DAILY MAIL

The money has been put into the 100-year-old site by The Creative District Improvement Company, owned by producers Piers Read and Jeremy Rainbird. The pair took over the premises last February before coronavirus put the UK film industry on hold. The investment will be used to build a TV studio, cutting-edge sound production studios and some offices.

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Multi-million-pound redevelopment for the historic Twickenham Film Studios / SCREEN ALLIANCE

Twickenham Film Studios, operated by TIME+SPACE Studios, have announced a £15 million development investment to rejuvenate, transform and expand London’s oldest film studio to create a contemporary, innovative, and enhanced film and TV campus for the next generation of film makers and creatives. TFS will ensure the complex continues to serve the industry as a truly world-leading film and TV studio facility alongside serving as a creative heart for the local community.

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£15m Twickenham Film Studios redevelopment plan unveiled / RICHMOND & TWICKENHAM TIMES

A historic film studio in Twickenham is set to receive a multi-million-pound upgrade, according to new plans. Twickenham Film Studios, operated by TIME+SPACE Studios, has announced plans for a £15 million expansion scheme. London’s oldest film studio, situated in St Margarets, hopes to “rejuvenate, transform and expand.” The developments include a TV, sound production and sound mixing suite and a new entrance building.

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Plans in for £15m Twickenham Film Studios transformation / PBC

Twickenham Film Studios has announced a £15m investment to rejuvenate, transform and expand London’s oldest film studio Twickenham Film Studios, operated by TIME+SPACE Studios, aims to create a contemporary, innovative, and enhanced film and TV campus for the next generation of filmmakers and creatives. The new development includes a state-of-the-art TV studio including audience participation, upgraded sound production studios, a second sound mixing suite and the construction of a brand new entrance building creating new public spaces with flexible workspaces, a boutique cinema, a café and rooftop social bar area.

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UK’s Twickenham Film Studios plans £15m refurbishment and expansion / IMDB

Studio aims to start work later this year and complete by October 2022. UK film and TV production site Twickenham Film Studios has rolled out plans for a £15m refurbishment and expansion for its campus in Richmond, south-west London. A planning application for the development has been submitted to Richmond Council; the company hopes to begin building later this year and complete before October 2022.

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Twickenham Studios set for $20m expansion / C21MEDIA

Twickenham Film Studios (TFS) in the UK is investing £15m (US$20.7m) to expand and redevelop the site into a contemporary film and TV campus. Operated by Time+Space Studios, TFS is the oldest film studio in London. The investment will see the development of a state-of-the-art TV studio, including audience-participation facilities, upgraded sound production studios and a second sound-mixing suite to host tentpole productions.

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UK’s Twickenham Film Studios plans £15m refurbishment and expansion / SCREENDAILY

UK film and TV production site Twickenham Film Studios has rolled out plans for a £15m refurbishment and expansion for its campus in Richmond, south-west London. A planning application for the development has been submitted to Richmond Council; the company hopes to begin building later this year and complete before October 2022.

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Twickenham Film Studios to get £15m facelift / BROADCAST

The work will add a new TV studio and sound production and mixing spaces, and will be complete by October next year. Twickenham Film Studios operator Time+Space Studios is to spend £15 million on rejuvenating, transforming and expanding London’s oldest film studio. The developments include a ‘state-of-the-art’ TV studio; upgraded sound production studios; a second sound mixing suite; and the construction of a new entrance building creating new public spaces with flexible workspaces, a boutique cinema, a café and rooftop social bar area.

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Twickenham’s £15M Boost / DEADLINE

Twickenham Film studios, the oldest studios in London, is planning a £15M refurbishment which will include a state-of-the TV studio, with audience participation, upgraded sound production studios, a second sound mixing studio, and a new series of public spaces featuring flexible workspace, boutique cinema, café and rooftop bar. The money is coming from The Creative District Improvement Co, which took over Twickenham last year, via investment from sources including General Projects and British Airways Pension Fund.

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