Another new TV and film studio is opening in London in April 2022. RD Studios is based in Park Royal in West London.
The new 45,000ft² of space is being built in response to the rapidly growing demand in the nation’s capital. It will include five fully sound-proofed stages, alongside hair, makeup and wardrobe facilities, on-site catering, green rooms and lighting and camera hire.
All of the stages feature a fully automated truss, allowing for rigging work at ground level, and a drive-in stage door enabling large set constructions to enter and exit the stages with ease.
There will also be extensive post production facilities on site, including a cinema screening room, edit suites, sound engineering facilities and a Da Vinci colour grading suite.
The development of the facility is being overseen by Ryan Dean. Started in his bedroom in 2009, his company RD Content now has four international offices and an annual turnover of £10 million.
RD Studios is part of Dean’s plan to create 250,000ft² of independent studio space over the next five years to meet the growing demand for UK-based production.
The studios have been created through a net zero-carbon refurbishment of an existing warehouse, and intend to be the most sustainable film production facilities in London.
Each unit will be energy efficient, drawing on solar power from photovoltaic panels across the roof, and harvesting rainwater for reuse. They will also provide charging points to encourage electric vehicle usage.
Ryan Dean, founder of RD, said: “The UK has become the world’s premier destination for film production, but a lack of high-quality sound stages and studio space has the potential to limit the growth of the creative industries at a crucial time. I’m delighted to be bringing to the market a truly world class facility that has sustainability at its core, and is driven first and foremost by the needs of content creators. Having addressed the immediate need in London, my aim is to build further RD Studios across the globe, creating the largest network of independent studios in the world.”