New Film and TV studios under construction in the UK

Here is The Studio Map’s list of UK studios – and expanded facilities – due to open in 2023 and beyond. The list and links are all under review as planning & construction progress. We welcome any updates and additions to this list.

Additionally, new stage expansion is planned at several UK studios. More information about these stages due in early 2024.

Proposed new facilities

Wroughton Studios  • A new film studio facility situated at the Science and Innovation Park in Wiltshire  •  More Info

LAMDA, London  •  Building a VP volume & mo-cap space, to support the Independent Film sector  •  More Info

Crown Works Studios, Sunderland  • A new production hub on the banks of the River Wear •  More Info

Seren Virtual Productions • Great Point Media has invested in a virtual production hub in Cardiff, Wales  •  More Info

The Fold, Leamington Spa  •  A creative hub with state-of-the-art studio & production facilities  •  More Info

Racquet Studios  •  South coast studio conversion in progress at a historic venue in Eastbourne  •  More Info

Ashford International Studios, Kent  •  Construction will start on the site at Newtown Works in mid-2023 • More Info

Scotch Corner Richmond  • A proposal for a 30,650 sq. m film and television facility in Yorkshire, UK  •  More Info

Anna Valley  •  Under construction – 5 stages for virtual production pilot testing & commercial shooting •  More Info

Medina Studios  •  A new film and television studio planned in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight  •  More Info

Pallion Shipyard Studios  •  Plans include the “world’s largest covered water studio” in Sunderland  •  More Info

Gillette Studios  •  Early presentation to Hounslow Council for the development of the old Gillette factory  •  More Info

Holyport Studios  • Greystoke Land’s public consultation for studio development near Maidenhead  •  More Info

Studio Ulster  •  Virtual Production studio complex in Belfast, Northern Ireland, open 2024  •  More Info

MARV Studios  •  Primarily a stunt training facility, with motion capture facilities.  •  More Info

Pioneer Film Studios  •  Film campus in Glasgow, Scotland. Partly open, more stages due in 2023  •  More Info

• Winnersh Film Studios •  More stages coming online, including a 30,000 sqft stage for a VP volume  •   More Info

University of Sunderland  • Virtual production studio (LED & Chromakey) to open summer 2022  •  More Info

V-Studios  •  Film Soho is to open a central London Virtual production studio, in Q4 2022  •  More Info

Home of Production (HOP) Studios  •  A 1.3million sq ft site planned for Bedfordshire  •  More Info

Sunset Waltham Cross Studios  •  Update, July 2023: Plans for the 21-stage site in Broxbourne, Herts are “paused”  •  More Info

Mo-Sys  •  Virtual production hub planned for Greenwich, east London, with eight stages.  •  More Info

Indie-Zero  •  A purpose-built VFX Studio facility, with a 4,600 sq ft VFX stage, in South East London •  More Info

SEGRO Park Enfield  •  Netflix has signed a deal to take space at this speculative development  •  More Info

Pyramid Studios  •  New studios planned for the business park in Bathgate, near Edinburgh • More Info

Wycombe Film Studios  •  Stage one built, tested & ready for productions, full planning permission granted   •  More Info

Marlow Studio Project  •  Film studio and filmmaking campus near Marlow, Buckinghamshire • More Info

• London Film Studios (SHL), Enfield  •  Film studio, now taking bookings • More Info

Bray Film Studios  •  Five new sound stages planned for the Thames-side studio  •  More Info

• Digbeth Loc. Studios • A flagship project for Create Central in Birmingham, open October 2023More Info

Brighton Film Studios  •  A 11,000 sq ft studio, for students. External hires may be available mid-2022 • More Info

The Northern Studio, Hartlepool  •  3,000 sqm film studios  •  The Northern School of Art • More Info

• Eastbrook Studios, Dagenham (MBS/BeFirst), East London  •  12 sound stages totalling c.252,000 sqft. •  More Info

• The Wharf Studios, Barking  •  Six new stages near Dagenham Eastbrook Studios, see above.

• Sky Studios Elstree Hertfordshire  •  Film and TV studio, continued development  • More Info

• Littlewoods Studios, Liverpool  •  Film & TV studios planned for the Littlewoods Building • More Info Due Soon


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David Emson
David Emson
2 years ago
Reply to  tonyfranks

It has been widely reported in Birmingham and the West Midlands that Create Central will build a studio complex in Digbeth near to Birmingham city centre.

David Emson
David Emson
2 years ago
Reply to  tonyfranks

Thanks, Tony,
Steven Knight’s Mercian Studios are a different project to the Create Central studios I mentioned.
Mercian Studios were originally planned to be built on the outskirts of the city near Birmingham Airport. That plan still remains, hopefully at some point In the future. Steven Knight has since announced that the first phase of Mercian Studios is now planned to be built in Digbeth which is near to the city centre.
Create Central are a group of broadcasting professionals based in and around Birmingham with some support from the West Midlands Combined Authority, although they are an independent organisation. They announced two or three months ago that they will be renovating a number of old industrial buildings, also in Digbeth, to provide state of the art studios very much within the centre of Birmingham.
Both of these projects are entirely separate from each other.
Apparently the BBC, amongst others, are interested in using Create Central’s facilities. Steven Knight might be justifiably optimistic about getting Hollywood interested in his studios as he is reported to be in negotiations with backers from the US. An announcement is expected soon.

Regards, David [Comment has been edited for length]

suzie norton
suzie norton
10 months ago
Reply to  David Emson

Hi David – Just to clarity – Create Central is not building a studio in Digbeth. We are working with Steven Knight on his Digbeth Loc studios and are the industry partner for the new Creative Content Hub at The Bond in Digbeth (listed here).

Dave Hunter
Dave Hunter
2 years ago

Hi Tony,
Where are we going to get the technical expertise from.
There’s a shortage of staff for all departments and grades on the current level of film Production now.

James Noakes
James Noakes
1 year ago

… Readers will also find it useful to google around “new film studios in the UK” as the scale of development is quite eye-opening (this post is a good round at the time of writing)

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