London’s oldest film studio, TFS will be remodeled to include a cutting-edge TV studio with space for audiences, upgraded sound production studios, a secondary sound mixing suite and a new entrance building with public meeting spaces, adaptable workspaces, a boutique cinema, café and rooftop bar. The building’s exterior will be extensively renovated using sustainable construction practices with other new structures built to meet a demand for more space. A planning application has been submitted to the local city council in Richmond and construction is planned to kick off later this year, completed by Oct. 2022.
Twickenham Film Studios, operated by TIME+SPACE Studios, has announced more details of its planned £15 million redevelopment and expansion of London’s oldest film studio. The new developments include a state-of-the-art TV studio including audience participation, upgraded sound production studios, a second sound mixing suite to host tent-pole productions with Dolby Atmos in both and, central to the transformation, will be 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.
London’s oldest film studio in Twickenham is in line for a £15m revamp, including a new state-of-the-art TV studio, as the pandemic-inspired content boom continues to drive a surge in property investment on production sites. Twickenham Studios will get a new entrance building, sound production space, and a cinema as part of the works, which aim to give the historic site a lease of new life. Development manager the Creative District Improvement Company hopes to capitalise on the soaring demand for filming locations, as consumers burn through TV shows and films during lockdown
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The Creative District Improvement Company (TCDI Co.) has partnered with property developers Quinn Estates to deliver a £250 million investment in Kent’s TV and Film studios. This news comes despite the huge shockwaves caused to business by the coronavirus pandemic, and builds on a £50 million development with Twickenham Studios as the company looks to invest £500 million across the country. The development of the derelict Newtown Railway Works will create four new TV and Film studios in 240,000 square foot of dedicated production space, the plans for which you can see in these images. It is also expected to create jobs in the local area of Ashford. This space will be split in to 80,000 sq. ft of studios, 80,000 sq. ft of ancillary production space, 50,000 sq. ft of mill store and 30,000 sq. ft of media village. The latter will contain the Future Media Centre, an educational
The Creative District Improvement Company has teamed up with property developers Quinn Estates to invest £250 million ($292 million) in Ashford International Studios, a new film and TV studios in Ashford, South-East England, which they say will create 3,000 jobs. The 15-acre site was formerly a locomotive manufacturing plant until the early 1980s. The companies will convert the derelict Newtown Railway Works into 80,000 sq. ft. of studio space, 80,000 sq. ft. of ancillary production space, 50,000 sq. ft. of storage space, and a 30,000 sq. ft. media village, which will include the Future Media Center, an educational hub that will be developed in partnership with a cluster of educational institutions in the area. The plans also include a 120-room hotel, 68 serviced apartments, a conference center, and a 10,000 sq. ft. gym, restaurant and leisure space. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2021. The Creative District Improvement
With the U.K.’s film and TV production in lockdown amid the new coronavirus epidemic, a major new studio facility is hoping to be up and running by the time it kickstarts again. Amid the ongoing crisis related to the new coronavirus that has shut down most film and TV production across the U.K., a proposed new studio facility aimed at capitalizing on the recent British production boom is set to receive 250 million pounds ($290 million) of funding. Newly launched U.K. studios investment fund the Creative District Improvement Company, set up by real estate developer Piers Read, producer of hit Brit comedies The Inbetweeners and Peep Show, and Jeremy Rainbird, who helped launch Sharon Horgan’s label Merman, has teamed with property developer Quinn Estates on the new site in the British county of Kent. To be built on a derelict former locomotive factory in Ashford, south east of London, the proposed development —
A new Hollywood-style production studio planned for Ashford in Kent has come a step closer after securing £250m in funding, as its backers aim to capitalise on the Netflix-led boom in TV and film production. The project is being led by Piers Read, producer of The Inbetweeners and Peep Show, and Jeremy Rainbird, who launched Merman, the production company behind shows including Channel 4’s Catastrophe. The proposed site is the derelict Newtown railway works, a locomotive manufacturing site from 1847 until it was shut in the early 1980s. The site, based in the UK’s longest-listed building, will be part of a 240,000 sq ft development that will include four TV and film studios, as well as an educational hub, film school, 120-room hotel and 302 private residential units. The duo’s company, The Creative District Improvement Company, has teamed up with Quinn Estates to develop the site, which they said would generate 3,000 jobs
The U.K.’s Twickenham Studios is set for major investment following a £50 million ($64 million) deal that has seen property developer General Projects and urban regeneration specialists The Creative District Improvement Company (TCDI) take a 50% stake in the studios. The stake was acquired from Twickeham Studios owner Sunny Vohra, who will continue as chairman. Vohra holds the remaining 50% stake. General Projects is working in partnership with the British Airways Pension Fund and helped fund the acquisition of Twickenham Studios. TCDI and its subsidiary Time + Space Studios said they intend to capitalize on high demand for studio facilities in the U.K. created by streaming giants such as Amazon, Apple and Netflix. TCDI was founded by former Wimbledon Studios boss Piers Read and producer Jeremy Rainbird. TCDI said it plans to develop more production facilities at Twickenham, including film stages, flexible workspace for the creative industries as well as a new event
Two of London’s top TV and advertising tycoons have secured £500 million of institutional investment to build Britain’s first network of world-class film studios and capitalise on the Netflix-led boom in production. The Evening Standard has learned that Piers Read, producer of The Inbetweeners and Peep Show, and Jeremy Rainbird, the adman who launched Bafta-winning Merman have started with the takeover of the historic Twickenham Studios and have plans for around six major studio complexes around the UK. They plan to invest £50 million in Twickenham, updating the stages and regenerating the post-production facilities and providing modern office space aimed at businesses in the creative industry. Their company, The Creative District Improvement Company, has also applied for planning to build a £148 million new studio complex in Kent near the Ashford International train station, which will have four large stages totalling 80,000 square feet, plus a hotel and apartments for