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Pinewood Studios

Client Pinewood Studios Ltd
Turley office Manchester
Status Outline reserved matters approval for phases 1 & 2 issued
LPA South Bucks District Council

Developing an international icon of the British film industry

Our role

  • Worked with the Studios to prepare an ambitious, high-quality expansion scheme of over 1m sq ft on a Green Belt site to secure its long-term future, alongside the jobs, skills, creativity and economic contribution that it brings.
  • The development is estimated to protect and create around 3,100 jobs and add £400m to the economy while providing a permanent home for Star Wars and Bond productions.
  • Led an appeal against refusal of planning permission including providing expert planning witness. Following a six week public inquiry the Secretary of State accepted the Pinewood case for expansion and allowed the development under a 10 year outline planning permission.
  • Worked with the studios to implement the £200m development securing reserved matters approval for phases 1 (now built) and 2.

Results

  • 319,160 sq ft of stages.
  • 350,840 sq ft of workshops.
  • 370,883 sq ft of offices.
  • 14.21 ha of backlots (outdoor film sets).
  • Four streetscapes have been created.
  • Pinewood Studios was named Development of the Year in the Thames Valley Property Awards 2016.

Pinewood Studios

Image courtesy of Arup Associates

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