A new 50,000 square foot facility for independent TV production is to be developed in Birmingham.
The £18 million facility will be based at The Bond in Birmingham’s Creative Quarter and has already received a £3 million investment from Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP).
A planning application has been submitted for five existing and derelict heritage buildings to be turned into a space for media innovation, with companies sharing technological solutions, exploring new platforms and applications. In addition, broadcasters will be able to work alongside producers.
The developers say the Hub is the first step towards creating a cluster of film, TV, games and virtual production in the city.
Create Central chair, Ed Shedd, said: “The concept of a Creative Content Hub was developed by the industry, through Create Central, to provide a means of kick-starting the sector post-pandemic. It is set to position the West Midlands at the forefront of developing new ways of working that will re-invent and future-proof traditional television, film and wider digital content production.”