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3 Mills Studios to undergo £6 million renovation

The Great, MasterChef and Expendables 4 have all recently filmed at the studios

East London-based 3 Mills Studios is to undergo a major renovation to upgrade several of its TV and film production spaces.

As part of the redevelopment, several of the site’s heritage industrial buildings, including the Grade II listed Custom House and the historic Gin Still building, will be turned into over 10,000 sq ft of modern creative workspaces.

Custom House will be completely renovated in line with strict conservation guidelines into office space which 3 Mills Studios believes will suit a creative company headquarters, while the Gin Still be updated to include two new floors of film/television production offices and a multi-purpose creative space on the ground floor.

The Studios’ Screening Room will be revitalised into a 60 seat multi-use cinema and presentation space, while a significant upgrade will be made to the digital infrastructure across site. The company said it also plans to undertake further upgrades to the Studios’ HV/LV power supply.

The works have been made possible by funding from the UK government’s Getting Building Fund via a £3 million grant allocated by the Mayor of London, and a further £1.9 million in funding has been provided through the London Legacy Development Corporation’s Community Infrastructure Fund. In total, inclusive of these grants, the LLDC is investing nearly £6 million into the renovation and modernisation project.

Paul de Carvalho, general manager and head of studios at 3 Mills Studios, said: “3 Mills Studios has always been a charming place for film, television and theatre creatives to work. These major works will allow us to increase the utilisation of our historic spaces while improving the services we offer across the site and will further add to our creative campus atmosphere. “