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Warner Bros unveils plans for new studio

[FIRST LOOK] Hollywood giant Warner Bros has revealed these images of its proposed new ‘major production base’ in Watford, north London

Designed by ‘industrial architects’ KMG-partnership, the £100 million project will refurbish the existing Leavesden Studios buildings which the company bought this week.

Planning permission was granted in June 2010 by Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council for the project. Terence O’Rourke will masterplan the 70 hectare site.

The refurbishment and expansion of the studio includes two new sound stages which will be built to house and display sets, costumes, ‘creatures’ and props from various Warner Bros films shot in the UK. The site was chosen because of its ‘scale, security and privacy for outdoor and indoor filming.’

Josh Berger, president & managing director of Warner Bros UK said: ‘At a time when investment in the UK is critical, Warner Bros Studios, Leavesden is a significant endorsement of the creative talent here in the UK. It will generate jobs, inward investment and interest in an industry that is respected the world over.’

The project is scheduled for completion in early 2012.

Readers' comments (1)

  • 'Industrial Architect' is somewhat insulting and appear to be degrating a project sucessfully completed, with some very unprofessional interior designers masking as Architect's added late on to the design team.

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