Brent Cross site set to open in early 2022
Troubadour Theatres has announced a deal to build a new film & TV studio in north London.
Located in Brent Cross, the deal secures 150,000 sq ft of space from Argent Related and Barnet Council - the joint venture delivering Brent Cross Town, London’s 180-acre, £7bn new park town. It is the most significant tenancy to date in the development.
Troubadour Brent Cross Studios will open in early 2022, and follows the opening of Troubadour’s 155,000 sq ft Meridian Water Studios in Enfield earlier this year. The new site will include Troubadour’s biggest stage in London to date, a 27,000 sq ft space, as well as offices and workshops on site.
Troubadour Theatres is a supplier to the likes of Netflix, the BBC, and MTV, and will be looking to attract them to the area. In addition, it will set up a Skills Academy, that promises to provide over 500 training opportunities per annum, create between 150-450 employment and site opportunities, and build “meaningful partnerships” with local businesses and communities. 150 training opportunities are planned in the first three years.
Oliver Royds and Tristan Baker, CEOs and founders of Troubadour Theatres, commented: “We are enormously excited about coming to Brent Cross Town and working together with the Barnet Council and Argent Related. We strongly believe that Troubadour Brent Cross Studios will quickly become an integral part of the community in the heart of an area going through huge regeneration.
“Our Skills Academy will create an immediate positive and demonstrable local impact that we hope will become a catalyst for employment within the Borough.”
Helena MacKenzie of Film London added: “We are delighted that a great space such as this is being utilised for Film & television production. With no sign of production slowing down in London, its launch is very timely and we welcome the investment into this very accessible area of London.
“We look forward to working closely with all the partners not only to ensure continued first-class production in the capital but also assist with providing training & employment opportunities to the area as a result of this studio complex.”