We’re incredibly proud to be part of the team bringing a brand-new TV and film studio to Hertfordshire. Collaborating with Hudson Pacific Properties and Blackstone, the exciting project will deliver a world-class studio facility creating more than 4,500 jobs.
The development will be the first Sunset Studios operation outside of the US, where the owners – Blackstone, a private equity firm, and Hudson Pacific Properties, a real estate giant – run four studios.
Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said: “This new studio is yet another vote of confidence in the UK’s booming film and TV industry.
“Through the British Film Commission, we’re supporting the development of stage spaces like this across the UK – boosting the local economy and backing our world-class creatives to make the next Bond blockbuster or bingeworthy box set.”
Victor Coleman, chairman and chief executive officer of Hudson Pacific, said: “With our expertise developing and operating state-of-the-art media campuses and Blackstone’s resources and existing market presence, we are confident this facility will be in high demand from leading content creators.
“We look forward to working with Broxbourne Council to ensure the project has a meaningful positive impact on the local community.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the development was “excellent news” for the UK’s film and TV industry.
He said: “The creative industries are at the heart of our plans to build back better. This will be a hub for both UK and international productions, showcasing home-grown talent on the global stage.”
Needless to say, we’re very excited to see this project progress and see Sunset Studios become a reality in the UK.