A new eight-stage boutique film studio is set to open in High Wycombe later this year, the latest facility from Stage Fifty.
Temporary planning applications have been submitted to Buckinghamshire Council for Wycombe Film Studios, which is expected to welcome a Hollywood feature film that will start shooting this year.
An application for a permanent studio will follow later this year, which is expected to support around 1,200 jobs.
Stage Fifty said its multi-million-pound investment in the 295,000 sq ft independent film studios will include sound stages and production buildings with green credentials, such as solar roofs for clean energy and recycled soundproofing inside the stages.
Speaking about the company’s plans, CEO James Enright said: “We’re excited to reveal our plans for Wycombe Film Studios. We’ve been working behind the scenes for two years to ensure we have everything in place to build a world-class film studio with all the elements for success.
“We’ve received temporary planning approval to build one stage and workshops and have submitted further applications for three more stages to support a major feature film that will start shooting this year. We’ll apply for full planning permission to create the long-term permanent studio in the coming months.
“Once the studio is operational, it will create around 750 full-time direct jobs and support 450 indirect jobs in the supply chain,” added Enright.
“Ideal for independent productions and global franchises alike, the studio will establish High Wycombe as a destination for national and international film and high-end television projects, attracting the world’s most innovative content creators and inspiring a new generation of British filmmakers in the heart of Buckinghamshire.”