Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has predicted that there will be a film and TV production complex built in Birmingham by 2019.

Speaking at the RTS Midlands Centre Gala Dinner and Awards on 3 November, Knight revealed that he is working with Birmingham City Council on the development of a ‘hub’ for filmmakers.

He said: “I am very confident that there will be a film studio development in the south of Birmingham within two-and-a-half years.”

Knight was on stage to receive the Baird Medal, a Midlands-specific award that recognises local contributions to television that are considered of national or international importance.