Dagenham Studios set to open in 2022

US property developer Hackman Capital Partners, which owns The Culver Studios in Los Angeles and Silvercup Studios in New York, has stepped in to build Dagenham Studios in East London after the original backers pulled out citing concerns over Brexit. £300m will be spent on developing the site over the next three years. Filming at the complex is expected to begin by mid-2022.

Barking and Dagenham council say the studio, which will include 12 sound stages spread over 11 acres, will create 1,200 jobs and contribute £35m a year to the local economy.