Pinewood Studios (Iver Heath) have today announced that their long term goal of expansion on the site adjacent to the present studios, has now been APPROVED by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Prokit is delighted by the news. This approval follows a lengthy process of consultation with local groups and authorities, including many disappointments and setbacks along the way. The British Film industry has been growing at a healthy rate for 20 years, reaching capacity many times lately. At present, all UK studios are fully booked (well, very nearly). The announcement is not only good news for Pinewood but for the whole of the UK film and television industry. Three cheers!

100,000 squares metres of space will be added to include studios and stages, workshops and production offices.

Pinewood expansion