Pinewood breaks ground on new UK film stages

Ground has been broken on the next phase of development for Pinewood Studios’ flagship filming facility outside London.

Ground has been broken on the next phase of development for Pinewood Studios’ flagship filming facility outside London.

Four new sound stages are scheduled to be completed by the end of next year, along with workshops, offices and a back lot.

Pinewood breaks ground on new UK film stages
Pinewood Studios

The move comes a few months after Pinewood announced a separate £500m expansion plan for Shepperton Studios.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is among the current high-profile residents of Pinewood’s UK production hub. The 25th James Bond movie was recently announced to start filming at the site this December, but the movie’s specific production schedule has been thrown into doubt since director Danny Boyle departed the project.

Pinewood already offers a multitude of facilities including the 007 Stage that spans nearly 60,000 sq ft and The Roger Moore Stage that offers just under 39,000 sq ft.

Episode VIII is the fifth Star Wars movie to shoot at Pinewood since the iconic space opera was relaunched. Other high-profile recent features have included Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Disney’s upcoming sequel Maleficent 2.

Pinewood has also expanded its operations in Toronto, where its flagship facility is a 45,900-sq-ft ‘Mega Stage’ that has recently been home to TV series Star Trek: Discovery.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in the UK.

Image: Pinewood Studios

Pinewood breaks ground on new UK film stages
Pinewood Studios

Ground has been broken on the next phase of development for Pinewood Studios’ flagship filming facility outside London.

Four new sound stages are scheduled to be completed by the end of next year, along with workshops, offices and a back lot.

The move comes a few months after Pinewood announced a separate £500m expansion plan for Shepperton Studios.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is among the current high-profile residents of Pinewood’s UK production hub. The 25th James Bond movie was recently announced to start filming at the site this December, but the movie’s specific production schedule has been thrown into doubt since director Danny Boyle departed the project.

Pinewood already offers a multitude of facilities including the 007 Stage that spans nearly 60,000 sq ft and The Roger Moore Stage that offers just under 39,000 sq ft.

Episode VIII is the fifth Star Wars movie to shoot at Pinewood since the iconic space opera was relaunched. Other high-profile recent features have included Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Disney’s upcoming sequel Maleficent 2.

Pinewood has also expanded its operations in Toronto, where its flagship facility is a 45,900-sq-ft ‘Mega Stage’ that has recently been home to TV series Star Trek: Discovery.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in the UK.

Image: Pinewood Studios

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