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BBC Studioworks to operate Kelvin Hall TV studio

The multi-camera studio will offer "state-of-the-art gallery suites"

BBC Studioworks is taking over the operation of the new Kelvin Hall TV studio in Glasgow.

The 10,500 sq. ft studio, co-funded by the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council, is due to open in autumn 2022.

It will be a multi-camera studio, offering state-of-the-art gallery suites and ancillary areas including dressing rooms, a green room and offices to meet the needs of production.

The studio will also use 100 per cent renewable energy and has been designed for LED lighting.

“Glasgow is a key creative hub, laying the foundations for our expansion outside London,” said Andrew Moultrie, CEO, BBC Studioworks. “Kelvin Hall provides much needed purpose-built studio space in Scotland, meeting growing demand from broadcasters, production companies and SVoDs alike to produce there. Drawing on our decades of expertise and unrivalled customer service, we will help grow the local workforce to deliver more local productions and support the continued development of sector-specific skills in Scotland.”

(left to right) Tim Davie, director general, BBC; Angus Robertson, cabinet secretary for Constitution, External Affairs and Culture; Andrew Moultrie, CEO, BBC Studioworks; Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council; Iain Munro, chief executive of Creative Scotland

David Smith, director of screen at Screen Scotland, added: “It is almost two years since we first met with BBC Studioworks to discuss their ambitions for an entertainment-focused studio.

“We have worked with them, alongside the fantastic team at Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government since early 2020 to land this opportunity for Scotland. We look forward to working with BBC Studioworks on training and skills development opportunities around the Kelvin Hall studio, and with the BBC’s commissioning team on all of the new programmes and series from Scotland that will be made in the decades to come.”