It will add new studio space including sound stages; a skills and training hub; and a major film-inspired visitor attraction
Pinewood Studios has won planning permission from Buckinghamshire Council’s Strategic Sites Planning Committee for a proposed expansion of the Pinewood Studios site.
The development adds new studio space including sound stages; a skills and training hub to be operated by the National Film and Television School; a business growth hub; and a major film-inspired visitor attraction.
Furthermore, there are plans to extensively enhance the ecology and biodiversity of the area around the development.
The development will expand the existing facility, increase capacity for film production in the UK and offer an international visitor attraction.
Pinewood anticipates the development project will result in a £355 million boost to the UK economy and create more than 3,500 jobs, if given final approval.
Paul Golding, chairman of Pinewood Group, said: “We are delighted by this outcome. The decision allows us to continue our ongoing investment in the Studios and support for the UK film and television industries. Importantly, we now have the opportunity of creating a world class training centre and film inspired visitor attraction, bringing considerable benefits to the community of Buckinghamshire and the UK economy.”