Written by Kianna Best on Nov 15, 2023. Posted in General Interest

Shinfield Studios nears completion

Berkshire based Shinfield Studios is reaching the finish line of construction. As the largest new film and television studio development in the UK, Shinfield Studios will feature 18 soundstages, with 13 available now. With strike action reaching its end, Shinfield are readying themselves to welcome productions to their state of the art facility, full operational by early 2024.


Nick Smith, joint managing director, Shinfield Studios said: “Shinfield Studios now looks just like the plans we put to paper several years ago. Not only does it feel like a slice of Hollywood in Berkshire, it also offers producers everything that we promised. That’s to say a modern studio facility that has been carefully designed from the ground-up to meet all the needs of the most ambitious film and HETV productions. We really have considered every detail.”



Having already welcomed productions from media companies such as Disney, Sony and a host of US streamers, Shinfield have kept up activity over the past two years since the beginning of its construction. Located just 30 miles outside of central London, Shinfield Studios’ two largest soundstages measure in at 43,000 sq ft each. In addition to these spaces, the facility will include 38 workshop spaces, office space and a 9 acre filming backlot.


Ian Johnson, Joint Managing Director, Shinfield Studios added: “We had always planned for Shinfield Studios to make a significant contribution to both the UK creative industry and the community in Berkshire. As it visibly takes shape, we’re also working behind the scenes to bring a substantial and varied range of opportunities to local people.  We’ve just begun taking our first steps tapping into the local community to build our own team, as well as contributing to industry efforts to develop skills and training opportunities through our work as a funding partner of Screen Berkshire.”


Shinfield Studios situation in the UK will expand the presence of its US based owners Shadowbox Studios who have supported projects such as Jumanji: The Next LevelJungle Cruise and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The company’s Atlanta base boasts a 9-stage, 850,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art studio complex, currently being expanded to exceed 2 million sq. ft. and feature up to 31 soundstages.


Peter Rumbold, CEO of Shadowbox Studios stated: “With the near completion of Shinfield Studios, we are thrilled to expand the Shadowbox platform in the UK – one of the world’s top film and television production markets. We are firm believers that best-in-class facilities in tier one markets will continue to see an outsize benefit from the secular shift toward streaming and our Shinfield facility was carefully designed to meet the most discerning production needs of our clients.”


Learn more about production in Berkshire from the Berkshire Film Office who will be in attendance at FOCUS 2023 held at the Islington Business Design Centre from 5-6 December. Register HERE for FREE.

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