Planning decision on Marlow scheme due this autumn

Details have started to emerge about which firms are working on plans to build a huge film studios complex at a former landfill site in Buckinghamshire.

Called Marlow Film Studios, the scheme will be built on a 36ha plot next to the A404 Westhorpe junction at Little Marlow.

Designed by Wilkinson Eyre, it will include sound stages, workshops, office accommodation and a 168,000 sq m production facility known as a Studio Hub.

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The site will consist of two production clusters centred around a studio hub

Other features include cafes, an education building and a community building.

In a design and access statement submitted to Buckingham Council last month as part of the application, developer Dido Property said: “The proposed development represents a significant new investment in the UK and the creative economy.”

Consisting of two production clusters and the Studio Hub, it is designed to accommodate three large blockbuster film shoots each year.

The production blocks will consist of single-storey soundstages, workshops and offices, with some buildings containing green walls and roofs.

The studio hub, intended to be the core of the site, contains screening rooms, exhibition space, a cafe, restaurants and office accommodation.

Others working on the scheme include project manager Third London Wall, cost consultant and structural engineer Aecom and landscape architect Gillespies.

A public consultation closes next month with a decision on the scheme set to be made this October.