Pinewood Studios has secured a central London base by forging a strategic relationship with Stephen Street Studios.

The link will see Pinewood's sales team market the Fremantle-owned Stephen Street Studios to clients looking for smaller or central London-based premises.

Pinewood will take a cut of any jobs it drives to Stephen Street with the percentage dependent on the nature of the contract.

Sales director Paul Baker believes there are great synergies between the two companies. “Stephen Street has studio space at 900, 1,500 and 2,700 square feet, our studios range from 4,500 to 9,000 square feet,” he said.

“This means we can offer space to light entertainment clients looking for smaller facilities.”

Stephen Street head of studios Tony Shepherd said: “Many of Fremantle's shows are made in bigger studios than ours. It has been a fairly quiet year for us, but Pinewood's marketing clout should improve this.”

Stephen Street is connected to the Newman Street and Merton studios, which are also owned by Fremantle.

Stephen Street will be the venue for the recording of Talkback Thames' Going for Gold, which will air on Five later this year.