Film and TV locations company, Location Collective, is to open a new 139,000 sq ft studio in North London this summer.
The studio, claimed as London’s biggest TV and film studio, is built in a former industrial unit in Enfield.
OMA Film Studios will be made up of four stages, with the largest coming in at nearly 27,000 sq ft, along with workshops, stores, offices and car parking.
Adrian Wootton OBE, CEO of the British Film Commission, commented: “This addition to the UK’s filming infrastructure is hugely welcome. The British Film Commission is focused on the key role our sector can play in supporting the UK’s recovery. With the release last week of our Government and industry backed guidance to support the safe restart of film and high-end TV production, and with pre-existing sector strengths like generous tax credits and a world-class workforce, we anticipate more demand than ever for UK stage space in the coming months.”
Antony Iredale, Managing Director of Location Collective, said: “It’s not been easy keeping this project on track in the current climate but our instinct was that on the other side, contained, controllable spaces were going to be the ones the film industry needed most. The British Film Commission’s Codes of Practice for safe filming post-Covid demonstrate that this is very much proving to be the case.
“Continuing to invest in projects like this is critical, not just to ensure the film industry can bounce back quickly, but to help restore the health of the UK economy as a whole.
“We are extremely excited about working closely with Enfield council to make a huge success of OMA Film Studios and to place Enfield firmly on the map as a hub for big budget filming activity.”
Ian Barnes, Enfield Council’s Deputy Leader, said: “Enfield is fast becoming the London borough for high-end television and film production. OMA Film Studios opening in Enfield is hugely exciting and beneficial for the borough, and will attract a continuous flow of high calibre film and television productions for many years to come.
“The creative industries make a large contribution to London’s economy and OMA Film Studios will complement Enfield Council’s plans to support good quality, long-term jobs for local people, as well as further enhancing cultural aspects across our community.”