Twickenham Film Studios has been bought out of administration.

Twickenham Studios Ltd (TSL), a consortium led by hotelier Sunny Vohra, acquired the facility for an undisclosed amount.

The studios went into administration at the start of the year.

TSL managing director Vohra has appointed Maria Walker, a post-production supervisor who led the campaign to save the studios, to the role of chief operating officer.

Walker described Vohra as “a huge film buff”.

“Now he is in a position to be able to fulfil his desire to be the owner of a film and TV studio,” she said.

Walker said a raft of improvements would be made to the 100-year old studios, with the intention of making the facility a “place of innovation”.

“There has been a woeful lack of funding and there is a plan to invest and bring the kit up to standard,” she told Broadcast.

“There are repairs that haven’t been made – for example the lift doesn’t work – and there will be improvements to things like the phone systems, the wiring and the general updating of rooms.”

Walker urged the film and TV industry to support the London facility.

“All those people who pledged that they wanted to save the studios need to get behind it and make their movies and shows here,” she said.