Scheme being bankrolled by LA investor

Scott Brownrigg’s design for a TV studio at Shinfield in Berkshire has been submitted to Wokingham council for planning.

The project, which is being designed for the University of Reading, will be known as Shinfield Studios and is the result of a deal between the university and Los Angeles-based film studios investor Commonwealth Real Estate in December.

The development forms part of Thames Valley Science Park, with the TV studio element aiming to be operational in early 2022.

The project has also been designed to be environmentally sustainable to support the university’s aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Talks with a prospective tenant for the studio are already underway.

The wider project team includes Artelia as project manager, Ridge as energy and sustainability consultant, WSP to provide acoustic support and planning and landscape consultant Barton Willmore.