A £700m studios facility is because of be constructed simply north of London as a Hollywood consortium eyes up increasing throughout the Atlantic.
Positioned simply 20 miles east of the Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden – dwelling to Harry Potter – the brand new enterprise is about to create 4,500 jobs.
The event would be the first Sundown Studios operation exterior of the US, the place the homeowners – Blackstone, a personal fairness agency, and Hudson Pacific Properties, an actual property big – run 4 studios.
The partnership’s California-based movie homes have produced hits like Recent Prince of Bel-Air, La La Land, When Harry Met Sally and Zoolander.
Up to now, a £120m, 91-acre website has been secured 17 miles north of central London in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.
In addition to Leavesden, the brand new “campus” can be eyeing up competitors from Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire – the place James Bond and the Star Wars movies have been shot.
James Seppala, head of Blackstone Actual Property Europe, stated: “We’re excited to develop our partnership with Hudson Pacific into the UK and intend to ship a world-class studio facility that can assist be certain that the UK continues to be a premier vacation spot for content material manufacturing globally.
“This can be a continuation of our thematic funding focus and long-term conviction in media, leisure and content material creation.”
Victor Coleman, chairman and chief govt officer of Hudson Pacific, stated: “With our experience creating and working state-of-the-art media campuses and Blackstone’s assets and current market presence, we’re assured this facility can be in excessive demand from main content material creators.
“We sit up for working with Broxbourne Council to make sure the undertaking has a significant constructive affect on the area people.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated the event was “good news” for the UK’s movie and TV business.
He stated: “The artistic industries are on the coronary heart of our plans to construct again higher. This can be a hub for each UK and worldwide productions, showcasing home-grown expertise on the worldwide stage.”