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 2022 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 these studios: Garden Studios (adding a second virtual production stage),  Shepperton Studios (adding almost 1 million square feet of new production space)  • Troubadour Meridian Water (increasing from 3 stages to 5 stages by 2023)  • The Bottle Yard StudiosPinewood Studios  •  Elstree Studios  •  Space Studios, Manchester  •  Rebellion Film Studios

Proposed new facilities

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

Aria Studios  •  Two soundproof studios opening in Anglesey, North Wales, January 2023  •  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  •  At planning stage – a 91-acre, 21-stages site in Broxbourne, Herts  •  More Info

Sky Blue Studios, Coventry  •  Temporary space, 550,000 sq ft across 6 floors of facilities in the city centre  •  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

Shinfield Studios  •  4 stages and workshops open now, 14 more in development, near Reading  •  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  • The first of eight sound stages currently under construction • 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

• Creative Content Hub • A flagship project for Create Central in Digbeth, BirminghamMore Info

STUDIO 005  •  Recently opened, taking bookings for Nov/Dec 2022, Production Park’s new studio in Yorkshire • More Info

Hertswood Studios  •  Proposal for studio space near Borehamwood • More Info

Hoddesdon Studios  •  Temporary studio conversion in Hertfordshire  •  More 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

• Versa Leeds Studios  •  TV and film production complex near Leeds city centre • More Info

• Raynham Hanger Studios, Norfolk  •  Expansion plans are ongoing • 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
1 year 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
1 year 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]

Dave Hunter
Dave Hunter
1 year 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
3 months ago
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