William Eichler 17 March 2023

New Buckinghamshire film studios to create 1,200 jobs

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Buckinghamshire Council has granted planning permission for a new eight-stage film studio expected to support 1,200 jobs.

The council said the state-of-the-art Wycombe Film Studios would be a ‘catalyst for economic growth’ bringing into the area around £305m and delivering an estimated 750 direct jobs and a further 450 indirect jobs.

‘Buckinghamshire is the home of the UK’s film industry, so we’re delighted that planning permission has now been granted for Wycombe Film Studios,’ said Martin Tett, leader of Buckinghamshire Council.

Stage one is fully operational and ready for productions, with the remaining seven stages and studio facilities expected to be completed in the next 18 months, according to the developers Stage Fifty.

James Enright, CEO of Stage Fifty, said: ‘Wycombe Film Studios will be a unique creative space that works for everyone. We'll deliver the same high level of service and personal attention to clients here as we do at Farnborough Film Studios and Winnersh Film Studios.’

Martin Tett, leader of Buckinghamshire Council, added: ‘Buckinghamshire has a rich history of attracting TV and film productions to the county, thanks to its vibrant towns, historic buildings, and picturesque landscapes – and the new studios are sure to build on this success.

‘With its prime location just off the A40, Wycombe Film Studios is set to become a vital and exciting part of the local community.’

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