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Pinewood Studios' script for 15 year expansion plan
Press release: 6 February 2013
Pinewood Studios, advised by Turley, has submitted a planning application to almost double the size of the Studios at Iver Heath, South Bucks, in response to growing international demand.
The £200m scheme will support around 8,000 UK wide jobs and has been prepared in support of Government policy to grow the UK film, TV and screen based industries.
Pinewood is an iconic brand in the film industry and a world leading studio facility. It is at the centre of the West London media cluster and home to recent productions such as Skyfall, Les Misérables and Jack Ryan.
The scheme will provide c. 100,000 sq m of new built features including stages, studios, workshops, offices and external film set space together with improvements to access, car parking and circulation.
The scheme includes innovative proposals for fixed ‘streetscapes’ of typical European and US location types which could, for example, include Paris and New York.
The Pinewood Studios Development Framework (PSDF) is a long term plan founded upon the existing Pinewood screen media hub which includes a multitude of skills/facilities and hundreds of millions of pounds of investment.
The PSDF scheme will deliver long term sustainable growth supporting around 8,000 full time jobs and contributing around £400m of value to the UK economy.
Rob Lucas, CEO of Turley, said:
“We have worked over the last nine months with Pinewood and the advisory team to develop a sustainable scheme that responds to market demand and which is fully supported by Government policy. The development will bring exceptional economic and cultural benefits which justify a grant of planning permission.”
The application will be considered by South Bucks District Council in due course.
Further details can be found at http://www.pinewoodgroup.com/pinewoodexpansion
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Pinewood Studios Limited is part of the Pinewood Studios Group.
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