Is the UK going to soon enjoy a film and TV studio boom?

At around 11:18:30 on this video of a UK government Department for Culture, Media and Sport select committee meeting we are told that “four of the biggest film and high-end television companies in the world have made their long-term homes in the UK” and “we are the second largest production hub outside Hollywood“, and the hub, it would appear, is scheduled to get a lot bigger.

UK film and television production is, to put it mildly, in the doldrums right now, but, on the bright side, a lot of new studios are planned to meet an expected increase in demand. However, some projects have slowed down or been temporarily suspended while we continue to experience the fallout from the Hollywood actors’ and writers’ strikes. Nevertheless …

This is a list of the studio builds currently planned for the UK – ℅ Tony Franks and The Studio Map

Langleybury Film Hub
  • Langleybury Film Hub •  An amended scheme for 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside • More Info
  • Denham Film Campus, Buckinghamshire  •  Planned campus, close to Pinewood Studios  •  More Info
  • Camden Film Quarter, London  •  Film hub with studio planned for Kentish Town, by YOO Capital •  More Info
  • Studio 9 – Northern Films, Hull  •  Plans for a purpose-built film studio with a 19,700 sq ft soundstage   •   More Info
  • King’s Meadow, Nottingham  •  The former Carlton Television Studios, purpose-built, under renovation  •  More Info
Wroughton Studios, near Swindon
  • Wroughton Studios  • A new film studio facility situated at the Science and Innovation Park in Wiltshire  •  More Info
  • LAMDA, London  •  Building a VP volume & mo-cap space, to support the Independent Film sector  •  More Info
Crown Works Studios, Sunderland
  • Crown Works Studios, Sunderland  • A new production hub on the banks of the River Wear •  More Info
  • Seren Virtual Productions • Great Point Media has invested in a virtual production hub in Cardiff, Wales  •  More Info
The Fold, Leamington Spa
  • The Fold, Leamington Spa  •  A creative hub with state-of-the-art studio & production facilities  •  More Info
  • Ashford International Studios, Kent  •  Construction will start on the site at Newtown Works in mid-2023 • More Info
  • Scotch Corner Richmond  • A proposal for a 30,650 sq. m film and television facility in Yorkshire, UK  •  More Info
  • Medina Studios  •  A new film and television studio planned in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight  •  More Info
Pallion Shipyard Studios, Sunderland
  • Pallion Shipyard Studios  •  Plans include the “world’s largest covered water studio” in Sunderland  •  More Info
  • Gillette Studios  •  Early presentation to Hounslow Council for the development of the old Gillette factory  •  More Info
Holyport Studios, Maidenhead
  • Holyport Studios  • Greystoke Land’s public consultation for studio development near Maidenhead  •  More Info
  • Studio Ulster  •  Virtual Production studio complex in Belfast, Northern Ireland, open 2024  •  More Info
  • MARV Studios  •  Primarily a stunt training facility, with motion capture facilities.  •  More Info
  • Pioneer Film Studios  •  Film campus in Glasgow, Scotland. Partly open, more stages due in 2023  •  More Info
  • University of Sunderland  • Virtual production studio (LED & Chromakey) to open summer 2022  •  More Info
HOP Studios, Bedfordshire
  • Home of Production (HOP) Studios  •  A 1.3million sq ft site planned for Bedfordshire  •  More Info
Sunset Waltham Cross, East Hertfordshire
  • Sunset Waltham Cross Studios  •  Update, July 2023: Plans for the 21-stage site in Broxbourne, Herts are “paused”  •  More Info
  • Mo-Sys  •  Virtual production hub planned for Greenwich, east London, with eight stages – status unknown  •  More Info
  • SEGRO Park Enfield  •  Netflix has signed a deal to take space at this speculative development  •  More Info
  • Pyramid Studios  •  New studios planned for the business park in Bathgate, near Edinburgh • More Info
Wycombe Film Studios
  • Wycombe Film Studios  •  Stage one built, tested & ready for productions, full planning permission granted   •  More Info
Marlow Film Studios
  • Marlow Studio Project  •  Film studio and filmmaking campus near Marlow, Buckinghamshire • More Info
  • London Film Studios (SHL), Enfield  •  Film studio, now taking bookings • More Info
Bray Film Studios
  • Bray Film Studios  •  Five new sound stages planned for the Thames-side studio  •  More Info
  • Digbeth Loc. Studios • A flagship project for Create Central in Birmingham, open early 2024 • More Info
  • Brighton Film Studios  •  A 11,000 sq ft studio, for students. External hires may be available mid-2022 • More Info
The Northern Studio, Hartlepool
  • The Northern Studio, Hartlepool  •  3,000 sqm film studios  •  The Northern School of Art • More Info
Eastbrook Studios, Dagenham
  • Eastbrook Studios, Dagenham (MBS/BeFirst), East London  •  12 sound stages totalling c.252,000 sqft. •  More Info
  • The Wharf Studios, Barking  •  Six new stages near Dagenham Eastbrook Studios, see above.
  • Sky Studios Elstree Hertfordshire  •  Film and TV studio, continued development  • More Info
Littlewoods Studios, Liverpool
  • Littlewoods Studios, Liverpool  •  Film & TV studios planned for the Littlewoods Building • More Info