The reality of a dwindling appetite for large-scale film studios is becoming a reality: Sunset Studios have put the construction of their £600 million film studio on hold. The delay is attributed to a review of the project in “light of cost inflation and rising interest rates”. The complex, originally planned to be a two-year construction project, includes multiple sound stages and workshops. Groundworks have been completed, but the main construction has not yet begun.
Let’s not forget that this complex is smaller than the proposed Marlow Film Studios and that they have a big name locked in. If they can’t make ends meet… This confirms our analysis of likely market saturation back in 2022 and Buckinghamshire Council’s independent study questioning the need for this size studio.
We don’t need such a large film studio complex and certainly not on Greenbelt. Please continue to object, even if you have already done so.