Full planning permission has been granted for Wycombe Film Studios, a new eight-stage film studio in Buckinghamshire.
Stage one of the facility is already operational and ready for productions, with the remaining seven stages and studio facilities expected to be completed in the next 18 months.
Wycombe Film Studios is set to offer almost 295,000 sq ft of high-quality production space and will support around 1,200 jobs and generate £305m economic output (GVA).
Wycombe Film Studios is one of the closest new studio developments to London.
Studio operator Stage Fifty submitted plans for the film studio to Buckinghamshire Council in October 2022.
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Stage Fifty designs and operates boutique film studios, including Farnborough Film Studios and Winnersh Film Studios.
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.”
Martin Tett, leader of Buckinghamshire Council, 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.”
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