Our masterplan and architectural design for Shinfield Studios - a new state-of-the-art media hub at the Thames Valley Science Park [TSVP] in Berkshire - has received full planning approval by Wokingham Borough Council. The £250 million film and TV studios will provide approximately 85,000 square metres of sound stages,workshops, offices and ancillary spaces, becoming one of the largest film and TV studios in the UK.
Four stages are now ready for operation, with a Disney production confirmed to start in 2022. Once complete Shinfield Studios will create up to 3,000 new jobs and is expected to generate total inward investment to the UK economy of approximately £600 million each year.
“Scott Brownrigg are passionate about designing the next generation of sound studios, taking a whole lifecycle approach to design, construction, use, maintenance, recycling and reuse. Sustainability and technology are at the core of fully flexible buildings for the future film and to content.”
Jason Lebidineuse, Director
Tailored to Shinfield Studios’ vision, the design provides a new purpose-built film studio that can flex to the changing requirements of each production. Workshop space and offices will support 18 sound stages, ranging in size from 16,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft, an on-site screening facility, which can host post-production work, as well as screening the latest releases, and supporting local film clubs and theatrical groups.
The scheme forms part of a wider vision to create a new ‘Cine Valley’ in the Science Park, which includes recently approved purpose-built TV Studios for the University of Reading, also designed by Scott Brownrigg. These projects add to the practice’s growing work and expertise within the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport sector.