New west London studio facility, Garden Studios, has expanded by a further 65,000 sq ft, providing a total of 127,000 sq ft of studio space, more than double the original site.
The new site, The Orchid Production Village, will be available for use next month with eleven serviced offices, two shooting spaces (totaling 40,000 sq.ft) and a 16,000 sq.ft workshop.
This is in addition to the already existing three soundstages, three shooting spaces, four large fully equipped production offices and workshop units.
The Garden Studios’ 4,800 sq ft virtual production stage powered by Unreal Engine is also now operational.
Studio Manager, Marnie Keeling, said: “We are excited to expand our site, this enables us to accommodate a wider scale of clients, providing options from shooting spaces, workshop and production offices through to soundstages. Garden Studios intend to create impact across the industry through innovation, technology and world class sound stages. In addition to this our virtual production stage allows you to shoot anywhere in the world all from the comfort of our studio. We’re thrilled to support future, traditional and virtual filmmaking.’’
Founder and CEO of Garden Studios, Thomas Hoegh, said: “The UK’s increased popularity as a filming destination means that expanding our studio capacity is now more essential than ever. We can accommodate all size productions across our 127,000 sq ft of sound stages, workshops and fully equipped production offices. While the virtual production stage allows you to shoot anywhere in the world all from the comfort of our London studio. We are looking forward to welcoming productions and seeing the innovative creations they produce.”
Mark Pilborough-Skinner, Virtual Production Supervisor, said: “Virtual production is the natural successor to greenscreen and a sure staple of the film industry for years to come. We have worked incredibly hard – with some of the best industry minds- to develop a studio with impeccable workflow and infinite possibilities.”