Pinewood Studios resubmits expansion plan

Revenue from Skyfall starring Daniel Craig boosted Pinewood's profit Pinewood's profits were given a boost last year by revenue from Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig

Related Stories

British film studio Pinewood Shepperton has resubmitted a plan to double the size of its historic Pinewood site over the next 15 to 20 years.

The firm, which provided locations for the recent James Bond and Harry Potter films, said the £194m investment was needed to compete with Hollywood.

Pinewood said the expansion would create 3,100 new jobs.

An earlier proposal was rejected by South Buckinghamshire council in January after five years' preparation.

The new plan will create 100,000 sq m (1 million sq ft) of new stages, workshops, production offices and streetscapes.

"Global demand for filmed entertainment is increasing and the UK remains one of the leading destinations to produce creative content," said chief executive Ivan Dunleavy.

"Without infrastructure to meet the rising demand, the UK will inevitably turn away business."

Pinewood dropped plans in its previous proposal to build more than 1,000 homes as part of the redevelopment.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Business stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • HolidayHaute holiday

    When you’re wealthy, money is no object. BBC Capital discovers six places the rich like to escape to

Programmes

  • (File photo) A mother polar bear and two cubssThe Travel Show Watch

    From polar bear watching to crocodile conservation - highlights from 2014

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.