VolkerFitzpatrick are constructing Eastbrook Studios, London’s largest film and television production centre, in Dagenham, East London. The £174 million development will include 12 sound stages, three acres of backlot, offices and ancillary space, totalling over half a million square feet.
VolkerFitzpatrick started work on the 26-acre site in August 2022 by modifying two existing warehouses, as well as providing groundworks and piling, before construction of the new steel framed buildings commence. Designed by master planning architect, PRP, the state-of-the-art studios will be completed in 2024.
The studios have been designed to embrace sustainable production, through collaboration with the supply chain. The buildings will be constructed to BREEAM excellent standards, incorporating sustainable site accommodation and smart metering of all high load site usage. VolkerFitzpatrick will also adhere to its renewable energy and sustainable transport strategies.
Eastbrook Studios will be a major boost for LBBD, the City of London and the UK entertainment industry at large, creating an estimated 1,200 jobs, contributing £35 million per year to the local economy and inspiring more development into thriving East London.
As part of Build UK’s Open Doors week, VolkerFitzpatrick welcomed 40 visitors from Brook Sixth Form and Academy and...