Boost for creative sector

Sky unveils plan for giant TV and film studios in London

Sky Studios represents a big investment in UK creative talent

Sky has announced a major boost to to Britain’s television and film production industry with plans for a 2,000-jobs studio complex in north London.

The proposed 32-acre development at the home of the world-renowned Elstree Studios, represents a significant new investment in the UK and European creative economy.

It is backed by Sky’s new owner Comcast in partnership with sister-company NBC Universal. Legal & General will develop its site and provide financing for the project.

Sky says it will generate an additional £3bn of production investment in Britain’s creative economy over the first five years of operation, from Sky, NBC Universal and other producer.

Subject to planning consent it is expected to open in 2022 and will be capable of hosting production of several films and TV shows simultaneously, with each of the 14 sound stages covering over 20,000 sq ft.

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