Ealing Studios, one of the oldest in the world, has received a massive boost with approval by Ealing Council for new stages.
The proposal is to construct four buildings, ranging in height from four to six storeys, to provide studio space for film, television, and entertainment production, offices and workshops.
The studios had become too small and outdated to compete in a world of Netflix and Prime TV productions. The expansion will allow it to compete with Hollywood and the growing number of UK studios.
The plans will make the studio one of the most advanced in the world. Films such as Murder on the Orient Express, The Death of Stalin and The Darkest Hour have been made there.
The building retains its Art Deco features and is a key landmark in the Ealing Conservation Area.
The Ealing planning team felt that the proposal would be suitable for Ealing stating,” Overall, the development represents a high-quality development that would regenerate and optimise this large site within the Ealing Metropolitan Town Centre. The proposal will provide an improved business offer for a nationally and locally significant creative industry while constructing an architecturally interesting and attractive building.”
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