The 167,800 square metre complex will transform a former extraction site into a leading global film production campus. The masterplan contains two film production clusters, made up of a mix of soundstages, workshops and offices, capable of forming self-contained units.
The design of the buildings, energy use strategy, landscape and biodiversity, have all been designed with the ambition to provide a cutting-edge, sustainable film and high-end TV programmes.
Each unit will be big enough to take a blockbuster production for the duration of preparation, pre-production and shoot. A central studio hub of distinctive design provides a focus for the site and houses screening rooms, exhibition space, café, restaurants and HQ office accommodation.
The production units consist of a range of single-storey, large-volume sound stages with the smaller, supporting workshops and offices strategically positioned around them to help screen the larger stages and reduce the perceived scale of the site.