Pinewood Studios has officially submitted a major extension plan to Buckinghamshire Council.
The company first detailed the plans in April this year, including a new £450 million screen industries growth hub, known as Centre Stage, based on a new 77-acre site at the iconic complex.
The ‘Pinewood South’ studios scheme would deliver 20 new purpose-built sound stages with workshops and offices on 82 acres of land to the south of the existing studios. The £800 million scheme is estimated to create over 8,000 new jobs.
Pinewood was granted planning permission in April 2022 for a screen industries growth hub known as Screen Hub UK and a film inspired visitor attraction on the same site.
However, it decided to change those proposals following feedback from customers, the wider industry and local community. The company said the new plans will help to address the shortage of studio space in the UK.
If the studios are granted permission, the expanded hub would bring the number of sound stages at Pinewood to 50.