IMG Sports Media has confirmed that it will move its sports production business to Stockley Park, near Heathrow, from July this year.
As a result, Mediahouse, the studios and post production arm of IMG Sports Media is to be rebranded IMG Studios, which will also be the name of the 107,000 sq ft building.
It will house two 2,000 sq ft studios and two 1,000 sq ft studios, as well as 13 production galleries, 72 edit suites, four sound dubbing suites, five radio studios, five transmission suites and a master control room.
There will also be dedicated areas for graphics, streaming and encoding.
IMG said the building would also contain one of the largest data centres built specifically for digital media and broadcast, with over 160 racks supported by various redundancy systems.
Global managing director of production Graham Fry said: “We are all very excited about the move which, for the first time, will see our production and technical operations under the same roof.
“This has given us a fantastic opportunity to build a facility exactly to our own specifications and requirements to cater for our existing and potential new customers and clients.
“The result is a very modern and efficient state-of-the-art production facility that we will begin using this summer as we migrate the different productions and personnel over the course of this year through to the beginning of the 2014/2015 football season, when Premier League Productions (PLP) will also have a new home.”
IMG has commissioned systems integrator TSL to handle the technical installation.
Clients and productions that will be housed at Stockley Park include PLP, European Tour Productions, SNTV, UEFA Champions League Magazine Show, FIFA Football Mundial, BBC Football League Show, Trans World Sport, Origin Digital and Rightster.
The relocation will be complete by the middle of next year.