A new studio complex – Garden Studios – is to open in Park Royal, London. It has been created by Arts Alliance and will offer 62,000 sq ft of learning, research and production space. Arts Alliance says Garden Studios will provide central London with some of the best facilities for film and television production in the UK.
The on-site facilities include three sound stages along with a specialised virtual production stage (pictured above). Additional facilities include workshops, technical facilities, and fully-equipped offices. The virtual production stage is already available to use and was used to shoot this demo showcasing the possibilities of virtual production.
Garden Studios has been created to offer a sustainable environment – it will use local suppliers and encourage recycling, making set design more sustainable through reuse and carefully sourced materials.
The facility’s virtual production offering is also aimed at reducing the need for multi-location shoots.
Furthermore, Garden Studios will create entry-level jobs and training opportunities, including the launch of an apprenticeship programme in partnership with MetFilm School and West London College.
Thomas Hoegh, founder and CEO of Arts Alliance, said: “This will be an owner-operated business, spearheaded by people who have long and deep experience across many aspects of the film industry. Like all Arts Alliance companies, we seek to demonstrate an innovative and passionate drive for inclusive community building, learning, and opportunities for all.”
Garden Studios Manager, Marnie Keeling, added: “We are creating a unique space and hub that will be a leader in new technologies while creating a space that will feel like home.”