Wales confirms major new film and TV studio location
Production company Bad Wolf, with offices in LA and Wales, has teamed up with Welsh government in the acquisition of a site near Cardiff City Centre which will become a major new film and TV studio.
The space is at Trident Park, Ocean Way, and will be one of the largest filming facilities available in Wales.
The site comprises two linked units totalling 253,000 sq ft with ceiling heights of more than 10 metres, which should help in attracting inward investment from feature films as well as high-end TV drama.
Bad Wolf has a burgeoning development slate – including high-end TV adaptations of His Dark Materials and A Discovery of Witches – and will base all their productions at the new facility.
Jane Tranter of Bad Wolf said of the news: “Wolf Studios Wales is set to be a world class facility situated at the heart of a thriving creative and production community in Cardiff. Wales has seen a resurgence in television and film production over recent years and studio space is much sought after.
“With so many Bad Wolf productions in development we wanted a permanent base for our productions and a user-friendly studio environment for the many other television series and films headed to Wales. Working with the Welsh government on this new space is further evidence of the many opportunities that filming in Wales can now offer."
Wales’ production profile has been on the rise in recent years, with US shows such as Will and The Bastard Executioner making their home there. Pinewood opened a studio in Wales in January 2015, with around 70,000 sq ft of shooting space.
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Cardiff photo via FreeImages.com.geeza21.
Studio photo via Welsh Government.