The iconic Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath has unveiled plans to build a visitor attraction showcasing cinema classics that have been filmed at the studio. As part of the development, Peter Marshall Steel Stairs supplied steel stairs, ladders, and landings.
The £450m expansion, called Screen Hub UK, is expected to create around 3,500 jobs and will be 350,000 square feet. The themed attraction will inspired by classic films that have been made at the studio, as well as modern films.
The project will utilise the Government’s Creative Industries and Tourism Sector Deal. In addition to creating jobs, it will also add £125m into the tourism industry each year and generate £230m for the UK economy.
As well as the visitor attraction, the new development will include film production facilities. A training and skills hub is also being planned as part of the new development. It is believed that the expansion of the studio will aid local, regional and the national economy. The Government has recognised Pinewood Studios as a major economic asset that will be enhanced by the creation of the skills hub and visitor attraction.
After receiving feedback, the plans for Screen Hub UK has evolved. There is a significant need for more studio space and the studio is now looking at land to the south. A variation of the scheme would support workshop buildings, landscaping and associated parking on part of Alderbourne Farm land owned by the Studios.
This expansion is being prompted by the continued boom in film and television, which is generating a lot of jobs in the UK. The demand for content has never been greater, which in turn is driving the need for additional studio space. If this latest version of Screen Hub UK toes ahead it would strength the UK’s offer as a destination for film and TV production.
As part of the project Peter Marshall Steel Stairs will supply the following on Phase 3:
- 9 Stairs
• Fabricated twin rails
• 9 CAT ladders
• 8mm Durbar treads & landings
• Contrasting nosings
All support steel was provided by Billington Structures Ltd.