The Depot, a new TV and film studio facility, will open in Liverpool on Monday.
It comprises of two purpose-built, 20,000 sq ft sound-proofed film & TV production units, and is located adjacent to the future Littlewoods Studios site.
The Depot’s management will be overseen by Liverpool Film Office (LFO), with a key goal to develop and strengthen the local talent pool and secure Liverpool’s long-term ambition to be a first-class creative and digital content production base.
The facility is predicted to give a £24 million economic boost for the regional economy, creating 360 new jobs and 760 indirect jobs.
Speaking about the launch, Lynn Saunders, head of Liverpool Film Office, said: “We’ve been campaigning for studio space since before Samuel L Jackson was running round the city in a kilt!
“Over the years we have got very creative around providing alternatives to productions who need more than our region’s locations – but to now be able to actually show off two enormous purpose-built structures, that will be filled with crews and stars, filmmakers can really unleash all their creativity in Liverpool,” she added.
“For us it’s more than a space for sets, it’s an opportunity to build a production hub in the city region, where we can embed the local filming infrastructure network and develop training opportunities to future-proof Liverpool’s prime position in the industry.”