A massive film studio in Bucks is one step closer to completion as final public viewing is set to begin next month. Since July last year, residents of marlow were able to have a say in the plans of the movie studios.
The massive facility would be based on a former landfill site next to the A404 at Westhorpe Junction. It would be a state-of-the-art film studio campus.
The final stage of public consultation will show how Marlow Film Studios has adapted the plans to take into account the views of local families. It comes before a planning application is made to Buckinghamshire Council.
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An exhibition will be held at Court Garden House in Marlow, Abbotsbrook Hall in Bourne End and The Pavilion in Little Marlow, running between Tuesday May 3 and Sunday May 8. She will reveal the final master plan as well as details on how the studio would affect the local economy and infrastructure.
Managing Director Robert Laycock is one of four local founding directors of the project. He said: “The engagement process was thorough and through fruitful collaboration between the project team, the community and the design team, the process contributed significantly to the development of the design which has informed and shaped the planning application.
Marlow Film Studios has previously highlighted its commitment to local education and says it will create up to 5,000 jobs. He says he will secure Buckinghamshire’s legacy as the seat of the British film industry.
The county has produced some of the silver screen’s most iconic films, including Brief Encounter made in Denham and Beaconsfield, and classic Bond films made in Bucks for over 60 years. Marlow Film Studios says the facility will provide “much-needed dedicated studio space”.
Robert added: “We have been very aware of the challenges that have to be overcome, and it has been very important for us to listen to stakeholders and the community so that we can deliver a studio that is not only globally significant, but also responds to a wide range. local aspirations. Buckinghamshire is a major beneficiary of significant government policy efforts to attract global investment here, but future opportunities risk being lost due to lack of infrastructure if we don’t act now.
“The huge deficit of production space is preventing the local industry from achieving the astonishing growth of recent years, and as a recent report by the British Film Institute shows, many other countries are looking to replicate this policy success.”
Marlow Film Studios says tax breaks will continue to be responsible for record levels of investment which would boost UK productions. Robert says this will help encourage people to use the studio.
He added: “This part of Buckinghamshire has an unrivaled global reputation for cinema and is at the heart of a global West London cluster which is an extraordinary engine of UK growth. The investments and benefits that this government policy attracts will go elsewhere in the world if we do not step in and provide much needed studio facilities.
“Buckinghamshire, remaining the home of the global film industry is an exciting prospect and has never been more achievable. But now we need to build new state-of-the-art facilities to make that happen.”
Barry Grubb, a lighting engineer from Marlow welcomed the proposal. He said: “There are a lot of skills in Buckinghamshire – people who have worked in the film industry all their lives, but there is a serious shortage of talent and young people coming into the industry and a massive deficit of good quality dedicated studios space where people can work.
“I see the effects of this every day and everyone I know is hoping and praying that the plans will pass. A state-of-the-art studio space will be a very welcome addition to the industry and will fundamentally secure future jobs in this field.
The exhibit will be available at Marlow and Little Marlow, as well as digitally on the project’s website – where anyone interested in learning more about current plans, can sign up for the Marlow Film Studios digital newsletter https://www.marlow.film/
Marlow Film Studios Exhibit Details:
- Tuesday 3 May, Court Garden House, Marlow, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday 4 May, Court Garden House, Marlow, 10.30am – 5.00pm
- Thursday 5 May, Court Garden House, Marlow, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Friday 6 May, The Pavilion, Little Marlow, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday May 7, Abbotsbrook Hall, Bourne End, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday 8 May, Court Garden House, Marlow, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.