Two 22,000 sq ft sound stages are included in the development.

Stage Fifty has opened a new film studios at Farnborough International, in Hampshire. 

Two 22,000 sq ft sound stages are included in the development, as well as 20,000 sq ft of workshops, 10,000 sq ft of office space, and 50,000 sq ft unit base and parking.

The studio is 35 minutes by train from Waterloo, 30 minutes from Heathrow, and nearby to private runway, Farnborough Airport. Spantech assisted with the manufacturing, with the end product consisting of a modular system that includes a permanent stage with the flexibility of a movable structure that can be built in four months and be moved and used again.

This is the first of several developments from Stage Fifty, which expects to create around 300,000 sq ft of space in the next 18 months.

Stage Fifty CEO, James Enright, said: “We’re collaborating with the team at Farnborough International to bring much needed high-quality studio space to the UK.

“We’re delighted that acclaimed independent TV production company Hartswood Films are the first to use our new facility.

“Stage Fifty is pioneering how film studios are developed, supporting the expanding global content market. Farnborough Film Studios is the first phase of our plan, and we’ll be making announcements about other studio locations soon.”

Director of operations at Hartswood Films, Debbie Vertue, added: “We’re honoured to be the first productions working in the two brand new stages built by Stage Fifty in Farnborough. We’re now in production on two new dramas - The Devil’s Hour for Amazon Studios and Inside Man for BBC and Netflix.”