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Elstree Studios breaks ground on extension

First new stages to be built at Elstree in 20 years

Work is officially underway on two new soundstages at Elstree Studios.

The £15.6 million project are the first new stages built at the Studios in 20 years and will create at least 800 new jobs.

“The new stages will be built to a very high specification, similar to our successful George Lucas stages, and will benefit from the appropriate infrastructure already in place for the film and TV industry at Elstree Studios,” said Elstree Studios’ managing director Roger Morris.

“Once built, there will be nine stages available for clients on site. The new stages are next door to the Elstree Studios backlot currently used by Netflix and Sony Left Bank Pictures’ The Crown, which is just about to begin filming series 5.”

The new soundstages will be the latest addition to the UK’s growing production sector, which includes Sky Studios Elstree due to open in 2022.