Following extensive public consultation, our masterplan for a new film and television studio campus in central Bedfordshire has been approved for planning by Central Bedfordshire Council.
Building on the UK’s reputation as a destination for world–class filmmaking, Home of Production (HOP) will be the first facility designed by producers, for producers – incorporating state-of-the-art facilities that address the needs of producers and their teams. Revolutionising the experience for crew, attracting a new generation of producers, and enhancing the environment and local economy alike.
A rare opportunity to create the ‘ideal’ film campus from scratch, the new-build scheme redevelops a 143-acre brownfield site to discreetly provide over 1.75m sq ft flexible indoor and outdoor studio space and associated facilities, set within a tranquil waterside environment that crews can call home.
While staying onsite in self-contained suites, crews can enjoy a drink or bite to eat at one of the permanent bars, restaurants or cafes that line the central piazza, exercise in the gym, or watch a film premier at the waterside hospitality suite. A medical centre, childcare facilities and faith rooms are provided to support wellbeing, and disabled access is weaved throughout the masterplan to encourage equality of opportunity.