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Screen Scotland launches tender for new TV and film production facility

New studio will be based at Port of Leith

Screen Scotland has launched a tender process that will see a new TV and film production facility open at Port of Leith in Edinburgh.

The site recently played host to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, and is owned by Forth Ports Limited. Screen Scotland is looking for private developers to lease, refurbish and operate the facility as a permanent studio.

Offering industry-standard dimensions, it has the potential for five sound stages of between 50 foot and 100 foot in height. In addition, there is 27,000 sq ft of workshop, production and high-end office space.

Isabel Davis, executive director, Screen Scotland, said: “The enormous potential of 31 Bath Road was demonstrated when it hosted Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War last year. Its scale, accessibility, proximity to crew and central Edinburgh, and its ability to be rapidly adapted make it a highly attractive proposition and one that could swiftly provide a home in Scotland for large-scale productions.

“Screen Scotland is firmly committed to supporting the growth of the screen sector to be a global screen leader. The site presents a fantastic opportunity to increase Scotland’s screen infrastructure, and capitalise on the unprecedented production boom, which will have a hugely positive impact on our screen sector and the wider economy.”

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