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Creative Industries

Bray Film Studios to get a major expansion

Bray Film Studios in Berkshire, where The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Rocketman were also filmed, will get nine new sound stages. Plans include four workshops, a rehearsal building, offices, accommodation, and 750 parking spaces. The expansion will extend into greenbelt land and see several...

UK Hollywood film studio plans near Reading made permanent

Shinfield Studios had temporary permission to build stages at Thames Valley Science Park, near Reading. The scheme includes 18 sound stages to record film and TV programmes and seven workshops to make costumes and props. Wokingham Borough Council has given permanent permission but also chose to...

DIT publishes the national inward investment results 2020 to 2021

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has published the national inward investment results 2020 to 2021. Despite the economic global slowdown due to the pandemic, the UK remains one of the most attractive places in the world to invest in with 1,538 foreign direct investment (FDI)...

Shinfield Studios deal brings Hollywood to Reading

The University of Reading has entered into an agreement with affiliates of Commonwealth Real Estate LP, a film studios investor based in Los Angeles, for a long lease of land at the University’s Thames Valley Science Park campus, Berkshire, which will see the development of a major...

New TV studio plan for University of Reading Film Hub

Plans for a global creative media and film hub in Reading have been given a further boost as the University of Reading has made a new proposal for a purpose-built TV studio, which would be developed at Cine Valley on the Thames Valley Science Park...

£4 million funding to strengthen Buckinghamshire’s creative industries

Supporting and developing the county’s significant creative sector, the industry has been given a major boost by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), who have announced £4 million in new funding for three initiatives. Aligned with the four Grand Challenges of the Government’s modern Industrial...