The 45,000ft² of space will include five fully sound-proofed stages, alongside hair, makeup and wardrobe facilities, on-site catering, green rooms and lighting and camera hire.

All of the stages feature a fully automated truss, allowing for rigging work at ground level, and a drive-in stage door enabling large set constructions to enter and exit the stages with ease.

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RD Studios plans for 250,000ft² of independent studio space

There will also be extensive post-production facilities on site, including a cinema screening room, edit suites, sound engineering facilities and a Da Vinci colour grading suite.

RD Studios founder Ryan Dean plans to create 250,000ft² of independent studio space over the next five years to meet industry demand.

The Park Royal studios have been created by refurbishing an existing warehouse.

Each unit will be energy efficient, drawing on solar power from photovoltaic panels across the roof, and harvesting rainwater for reuse. They will also provide charging points to encourage electric vehicle usage.

The opening comes amid intense demand for studio space in the UK capital, with high-end drama and film production at record levels.

A number of purpose build studio complexes are in the works, with Sky Studios Elstree set to be the first to open next year.

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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