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Elstree Studios is home to some of the top shows on British television today:

  • Netflix’s The Crown
  • Strictly Come Dancing
  • The Voice & The Voice Kids
  • A League of Their Own
  • The Chase & Beat the Chasers
  • Pointless
  • And many more…

In its 95 year history, Elstree Studios has been the studio of choice for many legendary producers and directors from Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick to Danny Boyle, Tom Hooper and Guy Ritchie. As the birthplace of the ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ trilogies, some of the world’s most famous films have been produced at Elstree over the years including: ‘Moby Dick’, ‘The Dam Busters’, ‘The Shining’ and more recently ‘The Danish Girl’, ‘Paddington’, ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’, ‘The Worlds End’ and multi-award-winning ‘The King’s Speech’.

Providing over 60,000sq ft. of filming space, Elstree Studios offers 7 Sound Stages ranging from 3,844sq ft. to 15,770sq ft. and up to 50ft in height as well as a spacious backlot. Elstree Studios is currently expanding with the development of 2 new Sound Stages, which will open for bookings in 2022. These new state-of-the art stages, at 18,000sq ft. each, will be ideal for High-End Drama production.

Elstree also offers extensive production offices, workshops, dressing rooms, wardrobe and makeup rooms, rehearsal rooms, on site catering and car parking. With 24 hour, 7 days a week manned security, together with a comprehensive CCTV camera network, the studios are specifically designed to give you total peace of mind during your stay.

"The Crown is proud to be part of Elstree Studios’ rich tradition of British film and television production. It’s no wonder they have a century of filmmaking under their belt, the team at Elstree are second to none. They always go above and beyond to help us try and achieve the impossible every day.”

Hilary Benson,

Head of Production, Left Bank Pictures – The Crown

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Hertsmere has taken one step closer towards cementing its reputation as the ‘British Hollywood’ as construction work on the expansion of Elstree Studios got under way this week.

Work to build two new soundstages and ancillary workshops on the site of the former Big Brother house has begun, after contractors R. G. Carter Construction were awarded the main contract for the £15.6 million project by studio owners Hertsmere Borough Council. The two new soundstages, once operational, will create at least 800 new jobs, plus apprenticeship and other learning opportunities for local school leavers and the unemployed. As part of the deal, £100,000 per year from the rental income received by the council will be invested locally into creative industries, including local media and creative enterprise and initiatives.

Oliver Dowden CBE, MP for Hertsmere and Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, council Leader Cllr Morris Bright MBE and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board member David Conway joined Roger Morris, Managing Director of Elstree Studios to mark the occasion of the main construction work beginning. Enabling works has been underway at the site since earlier this year.

Elstree Studios’ Managing Director, Roger Morris, said: “This is the first new stage build on the Elstree Studios site in over 20 years. It will be there to satisfy client demand for stage space. The new stages will be built to a very high specification, similar to our successful George Lucas stages, and will benefit from the appropriate infrastructure already in place for the Film and TV industry at Elstree Studios. Once built, there will be 9 stages available for clients on site. The new stages are next door to the Elstree Studios backlot currently used by Netflix and Sony Left Bank Pictures’ ‘The Crown’, which is just about to begin filming series 5.”

Councillor Morris Bright MBE, leader of Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “This is a thrilling moment for Elstree Studios, its owners, Hertsmere Borough Council and all the partners involved in this project.

“The creation of these two new soundstages and ancillary workshops will result in at least 800 new jobs, plus 120 new learner and apprenticeship opportunities. It represents a huge boost for our local economy and ensures new and exciting opportunities ahead for our residents and businesses. Coupled with the creation of the multi-million pound Sky Studios Elstree down the road, this project reinforces Hertsmere’s status as the number-one home for film and TV production. It means that Hertsmere well and truly deserves to be known as ‘British Hollywood’, something we should all feel proud about.”

Councillors met on Wednesday (19 May) to approve the award of the contract. In addition, councillors agreed to an increase of £2.2 million for the build, mainly due to construction material price increases. Plans for a new electricity sub-station and enhanced acoustics at the site were also approved, bringing the total project cost to £15.6million.

The project has been part-funded by a £6 million Getting Building Fund investment from the government and Hertfordshire LEP.

Oliver Dowden MP said: “It is great to be here today marking the expansion of the Elstree Studios site, as work begins building two new sound stages and ancillary workshops.

“I am thrilled to support this project that will bolster Elstree’s status as the home of UK film and this country’s position as a creative industries superpower. This is a great example of our local council and this Government working together to strengthen our creative industries both here in Hertsmere and nationally. As the council has done its part to support the project, now the Government will deliver the extra £6 million in funding the project needs to get the show on the road.”

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