Bristol’s Patchway Studios is planning to quadruple in size over the next four years.

The studios, opened last year in Patchway, South Gloucestershire, is based in a former commercial refrigeration store complete with offices, prop stores and exterior production spaces on a large site. Bad Wolf (His Dark Materials, Industry, A Discovery of Witches) has already produced the forthcoming adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s ‘The Winter King’ for ITVX at Patchway Studios.

SG Capital Partners now plans further investment to quadruple Patchway’s capacity over the next four years with guidance from Bristol film and HETV industry experts Poppy Gordon Clark (Location Manager: Sanditon, Poldark), Monty Till (Location Manager: Outlaws, Bridgerton) and James North (Production Designer: A Discovery of Witches, Sanditon, The Winter King).

All three have been appointed to Patchway Studios’ advisory board as independent consultants to production companies looking for space in the region and on the development of functional and practical studios spaces around the world.

The Patchway Studios team are engaged with the British Film Commission, South Gloucestershire Council, West of England Combined Authority and the Bristol Film Office for their expansion plans.

Says Sam Glover of SG Capital Partners: “Patchway Studios provides a solid base for world-class talent by providing flexible space suitable to house even the most ambitious productions. It’s hugely exciting to be fielding enquiries from a wide range of production projects looking to work in this wonderful part of the UK. Poppy, Monty and James are a welcome addition to the team and we are excited to work with them as we move forward with our international studio investment strategy.”

Says Poppy Gordon Clark: “Patchway Studios offers not only a fabulous production base for set builds inside and out but also many diverse opportunities to film on location. With the picturesque Wye Valley a short drive away, the grandeur of nearby historic cities and the many period houses of the Cotswolds, plus dramatic coastlines in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, it’s this perfect location that makes Patchway Studios so attractive to national and international creative teams. We are excited to be part of this studio project and providing industry advice early in its development, which can only benefit productions and crew.”

Jon Creamer

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