There are many fancy and green artists impressions of the Marlow Film Studio project floating around, but what does a real film studio actually look like?
First of all, these are busy, utilitarian workspaces: large warehouse structures, with storage areas; a continuous 24/7 flow of deliveries & tradespeople; and security fences because production companies don’t want you snooping around!
Let’s do a visual reality check. For example, this is a snapshot of Pinewood:
A similar look in Shinfield, with large structures and a security fence on the right:
So, what might our view be from the A4155?
Or the footbridge over the A404?
All evidence of large film studio complexes points to a far less glamourous picture than the expensive marketing tries to paint. Don’t fall for it and help others see the reality.